There are many things in this great world
that are wonderful and good,
and there are many things in this great world
that to change them, we wish we could.
Our sisterhood falls among both of these;
Our relationship is unique.
Because of our many differences,
Our casual feelings change from week to week.
There is one thing, however,
That can’t be changed, in this great world,
and that is the love I have for you,
My sister, a woman, once girl.
And Janice, whatever you’re thinking or feeling right now,
Please know that I’m being sincere;
You have only me and I have only you
To call my “sister dear”.
So, putting our many differences aside,
There’s one thing that I’d like you to remember:
A good and wonderful thing in this world is you (whom I love),
And that, as sisters, we’ll be forever.
I wrote this poem for my sister, Janice, after taking her out for her birthday many years ago (in 1995).