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Poetry from within

Little Sister

Hey little sister, dry your tears

Let me see your smile

Iíve got to work, but Iíll be back

Itís only for a while

Draw me one of your pictures

Iíll take it when I go

Iíll place it near my bed space

Pride of place on show

When youíre feeling lonely

To my photo blow a kiss

Iíll feel it then send one right back

With love, I will not miss

Iíll think about you every day

When Iím working on my base

Before you know it, Iíll be home again

To see your smiling face

Look after our mummy and daddy

Donít forget big sister too

Theyíll give you hugs till I come home

They love you like I do

Iíll never leave you sweetheart

Youíre always in my heart

Your love will help me soldier on

Even when we are apart

So dry your tears little sister

Youíll never be alone

I promise you it wonít be long

Big brother will soon be home

Michaela Turner

FootNote: The poem entitled ĎLittle Sisterí is written in the second personÖ my youngest daughter aged 4 is so proud of her big soldier brother. She gets so upset when he has to go back to work and so I wrote this as if it was my son comforting his little sister.