TRIBUTE TO MY SIX SISTERS
Written by Brenda Mohammed
In a previous poem, I wrote of my three beloved deceased brothers.
Now, I will tell you a little about my six wonderful sisters.
I did not need many friends with so many siblings at home.
Each one had a different personality that I could discern.
Living in a large family is a course in human relations.
It helped me to assess people in my work organisations.
Myrtle was the eldest sister and she was a perfect guide.
A businesswoman, great cook, and role – model at my side
She never forgot to bake me a large fruit cake on my birthday,
To share with my bank staff who looked forward to the day.
Sybil was an Accountant and gardening was her pastime.
She shared with us fruits from her orchard all the time.
It was fun when the sisters went travelling together.
When they both passed away, our hearts burst asunder.
Only five of us are left from the family of twelve.
The memorable periods in my life I can never shelve.
Rosabelle, a former teacher, lives in London.
We visited her there on numerous occasions.
Florabelle won the School Principal of the year award.
Jamella served as Executive Foreign Services Officer abroad.
Arabella a college professor of Spanish, lives in America.
She lives close to Hollywood, and we often spent time together.
Although my father, an educator, was the only breadwinner.
He insisted that all his children receive a proper education.
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