Your smile was your strength,
In the days that no one now talks of…
But I remember;
Climbing over every obstacle,
With determination and passion,
And even when things overwhelmed you,
You pushed past the problems.
With more problems that also became-
A part of who you are today.
Conflicting yourself, despite knowing,
You were stronger than you made out to be,
Hiding from the reality that was too heavy,
For one little girl to hold by herself,
I stood by you.
And will continue to see-
The bright smile from the younger you,
My older sister.