Thursday, October 22, 2015

DMC: "LuLu Bell" by Leane Gill


My new sisters name?
Why, it's LuLu Bell.
No, that's really the cat,
but, be quiet, don't tell.

Things were going just fine
until she came along.
Now I hear Daddy sing Lulu
my favorite song.

What's this I feel?
Aw, she's squeezing my hand.
It’s tiny, so precious –
makes it tough to take a stand.

Guess I’ll learn to share
even my special toys.
And be kind, learn to care,
and create new loving joys.

I think I might like her –
this new person in my life.
That's causing such a rift
in my plan to cause strife.

Oh gee, she just looked at me!
right into my eyes.
Then she went and smiled,
and made me realize-

There is plenty of room
in my heart to show love.
We each are unique
and gifts from above.

She'll color my world,
and I'll color hers back.
I'll be by her side
even sharing my snack.

We'll share good times and bad
as we go through the years.
I'll laugh when she laughs
and dry any tears.

It's a good thing, I think,
this new sister of mine.
So, no worry for me-
We're each one of a kind.

© 2015 Leane Gill. All rights reserved.

Marcus Ewert has challenged us to write love poems this month– about relationships that seem unrequited, but which end up being requited after all. Click HERE for more details.

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  1. Writing about Daddy singing 'your' favorite song says everything about this new sister and your feelings. Love the story and the change of heart.


  2. I agree with Linda I like the song part also this is beautiful

  3. I will send this to my sister. I'm sure that's what she felt when I was born. Well done Leane. Looking forward to more stories by you. Thank you.

    1. Thank-you Judy! This poem was based on actual events! :)

  4. Leane, thanks for this heartfelt portrayal of a difficult transition time for so many older siblings! You can't help but feel for the child who reduces a new baby to the status of family pet. :)

    1. Thank-you Michelle! I enjoy your blog and the monthly challenges! :)

  5. Every big sister or brother can relate to this one. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing it here.

  6. Love your rhythmic LuLu Bell Poem Leane! Especially your lines "She'll color my world, and I'll color hers back." Thanks!

    1. Thank-you Michelle! I'm glad you like it and I appreciate your feedback. My Niece colors pictures as gifts, little treasures! :)