Love Overcomes *Tribute to my Cousin*

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Love Overcomes *Tribute to my Cousin*

Post by Jade » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:49 pm

Love Overcomes

As I think back, oh 27 years ago.
It was just you and me.
At two years old we were already
Best friends,
Even in diapers.
Two babies floating round and round
The swimming pool.
You say now that
You were always mean to me.
But that's not how I remember.
To me, you were just my
Slightly dominant best bud.
You were my moody cousin
That always got her way
Whom I had loved
Even in diapers.
I think back to, oh,
17 years ago
When We were twelve and
You had a lot more friends
Compared to me.
So I was jealous
Because I didn't want to share
My favorite cousin.
I remember being envious
Of you
Because your parents thought
You would never tell a lie.
And my mom blamed me
For everything.
Your clothes were nicer
And I could never make
A gingerbread house
At my home.
I wanted your life
But I wanted you there too
because I looked up to you.
I try to think back
Oh, six or seven years ago,
And I remember that you
Were still the girl
That took crap from nobody,
And you said what you wanted
To say.
And you did what you wanted
To do.
And you went where you wanted
To go.
And everyone wanted you
For themselves just like me.
I can hear a few words
Aimed to break my heart though.
But as your quiet little cousin
I was stronger than
Every ill word you said to me
And I knew that absolutely nothing
Could stop me from
Loving you.
Here we are today
And my moody cousin has blossomed
Into an understanding young mother
With a baby of your own
Sitting in diapers.
I realize maybe
All the love I had tried
To show you
Over the years
In spite of the distance
That maybe you felt it
Maybe my love for you
Had gotten through
And now you are telling me
That you love me too
And that you're sorry
For being a mean little girl.
But I remind you
As you fill my ears
With fresh sugar phrases
And new candy sweet words
As you show me your heart
That beats with intentions pure
I can't help but remind you
That I've always known
The kindness was within you
And you've just always been
My slightly more dominant
Moody cousin.
And I love you more still
With every heartfelt word you say.
The same love that
I've always had for you
Throughout all these years.
Even when we were
In diapers.

This is the second poem I've written in over two years. It was written for my cousin, Natalya. She really enjoyed it when she read it and started crying. <3 I just wanted her to know I love her and I forgive her.
Written July 19, 2016 @ 12:30 in the morning. :)
sticks and stones are hard on bones
aimed with angry art,
words can sting like all things
but it's silence that breaks the heart
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Re: Love Overcomes *Tribute to my Cousin*

Post by heinzs » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:27 pm

An' it harm none, do what ye will. Blessed Be.
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