Poetry On Odyssey: Do You Remember?
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Poetry On Odyssey: Do You Remember?

A poem for my sister.

Nadia Ashraf

Do you remember

When we were five,

You busted that hive

And a bee stung you

Abbu rubbed honey on it and laughed a little, too

We chalked our shed with our names

Played pretend, water fights, and silly games

Do you remember

When we were 12,

One day we drove and delve

Into Virginia away from Brooklyn

The contrasting view of the two cities is what we took in

We supported each other as partners

In Tae Kwon Do, we were the class starters

We excelled together and bettered each other

We are daughters of a proud father and mother

Do you remember

When we were 14,

Starting high school as a teen

We were on the varsity tennis team,

Ashraf sisters work together in one stream

We found our calling

In basketball and tennis, you were balling

Community service and scholarship

Is where I held my grip

Quite easy to see how different we are

I don't like driving but you'd instantly take the car

Keep doing your best.

You'll be the next to leave the nest

I'll be here watching you,

355 miles away, I hope you make choices that make you proud, too

Focus on getting yourself ahead

Maybe you'll be here with me in red

Seawolves or not, you are my sister

I will always help you with life's twisters

Do you remember

When we were five,

We rode our princess bikes

We'd fall and get back on again

I told you, you are my best friend

Blessed and God-send, till the end

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