A Tribute to my Sister
There was never a person as lucky as me,
For I have a sister named Cleo, you see.
I’m blessed with four sisters and four brothers, too.
But Cleo, you’re special, there’s no one like you.
Born during the Depression, you were rich with love
and parents adoring you still, from above.
Happiest when sharing the splendors of earth,
Loving people and life from the day of your birth.
Life’s not been easy, you’ve worked, laughed and cried
And conquered each challenge and took it in stride.
Whatever your calling, all can feel rest assured
It’s done with humility and trust in the Lord.
An excellent seamstress, your talents are many
Your quilts of perfection could bring quite a penny.
Their beauty is not just simply a quirk,
Each takes hours and hours of backbreaking work.
When I married Leon, somewhere you found time
To sew all the dresses in our wedding line.
And as a surprise did expertly make
A lovely new wardrobe for me to take.
A gourmet dinner you served to each guest
A marvelous hostess, you’re surely the best.
With infinite patience and hope in your view
You’ve guided and helped me, my whole lifetime through
I shudder and blush each time I recall
How often I err and embarrass us all.
And yet your compassion is endless I see
For you still speak to- and do much for- me.
A wonderful sister, an angelic sample
One I’ll always look up to, a perfect example.
I’m honored to join in this tribute today
Dear Cleo I LOVE YOU!
from your sister, May.