A Promise To Keep – Poem For My Sister Sandy

I am reposting this today to wish my sister, Sandy, a Happy Birthday. I believe spirits never leave us. I know she is with me and is the wind beneath my wings. She’s given me the strength I’ve needed the last two years. Everything I am is because she loved me and was a loving, caring, nurturing big sister. Some days I choose to not think of her because the pain of her loss still hurts me so much. I almost drowned in my own grief the year after she died. I almost died myself from a broken heart. If I let myself dwell too much on the loss, I could easily slip back into sorrow.

But, I am choosing to keep the promise I made to her just before she died. I promised her I would live my best life and I would live by her example with my eyes to sky and a open loving heart.

Today, with all the love in my heart, I wish my sister, Sandy, a very happy birthday.
Your Lunar ‘lil Linda
PS: Sandy called me Lunar ‘lil Linda because she said I was sensitive to people and the Moon cycles. She knew I was a “highly sensitive person” even as a child.

Love, Sex And Poetry

 A Promise To Keep
By: Linda A. Long

As you laid
I held your hand
And made
A promise
A promise
To live
A life you
Would be proud of
To live
Life through
Your eyes
To experience
The things
You would miss
I promised
To carry
Your spirit
With me
In my soul
Wrapped around
My heart
As you laid
I held your hand
And made you
A promise
A promise
To believe
In myself
To find the best
Within myself
To hold my
Head high
In defeat
As well as in
I held your hand
And promised
I would take care
Of our Mother
I promised
I would
Never forget you
As if I could
You were
A sister
A mother
A friend
As you laid
I held your hand
And promised you
I would always strive
For my…

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About Love, Sex And Poetry

In my poems and essays I explorer all facets of love including romantic love, love of self, love of life, love of family and love of writing. My posts also explore sensuality and sexuality. Some of my writings are considered Erotica and written out of love. I like to pair all of my poetry on my site with Artwork. Life is best when lived passionately.
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3 Responses to A Promise To Keep – Poem For My Sister Sandy

  1. dawnhosking says:


  2. Sweets says:

    Happy Birthday in Heaven, Sandy! Wonderful poem.

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