Inside: 21 Sibling Poems for Love & Life
There are many things in life to be grateful for, and siblings are pretty high up on that list. Your brothers and sisters are with you from the start(give or take a few years), and that kind of connection is something you’ll be more and more appreciative of as time goes on.
When eventually your memories start to falter you have each other to help remind you of the good old days, like walking historians! More than that though, they’re your built-in friends. They’re the first people you play with, laugh with, cry with…siblings are there for it all!
You’ve had your fair share of arguments, okay perhaps LOADS of arguments, but you never stop loving each other. You just can’t!
One of the harder parts about getting older is the fact that you don’t get to see your siblings as much as you did when you were kids. You LIVED together for at least 18 years of your life, and now you might be lucky if you see them 3 days in a row. I remember when I moved out, I was so deeply excited about starting my adult life that I hadn’t properly mourned the loss of my old one.
Trust me, those tears came about a month later when the realization hit. Now I try my best to spend as much quality time with them as I can, but life certainly gets in the way. I was feeling particularly sibling-sick this week, so naturally, I found comfort in poetry. If you’re missing your siblings yourself, or just want to spend some time today thinking about them then read on!
I’ve created a list of the best Sibling Poems on the internet to help you walk down memory lane. I’m sure you’ll find that the feelings siblings give are pretty universal.
They bring us all together!
Famous Poems about Siblings
Here are some of the more well-known poems written about siblings from Emily Dickenson to Rupi Kaur! These poems truly express what it is like to have siblings. The love you feel, how angry they can make you, how truly wonderful and weird it is to have someone in the world look so similar to you but be so different. They’re just you but in a different font! So while you read these, think about your siblings…and try not to cry!
1. One Sister Have I In Our House
One Sister have I in our house –
And one a hedge away.
There’s only one recorded,
But both belong to me.
One came the way that I came –
And wore my past year’s gown –
The other as a bird her nest,
Builded our hearts among.
She did not sing as we did –
It was a different tune –
Herself to her a Music
As Bumble-bee of June.
Today is far from Childhood –
But up and down the hills
I held her hand the tighter –
Which shortened all the miles –
And still her hum
The years among,
Deceives the Butterfly;
Still in her Eye
The Violets lie
Mouldered this many May.
I spilt the dew –
But took the morn, –
I chose this single star
From out the wide night’s numbers –
Sue – forevermore!
3. The Sun And Her Flowers
it isn’t blood that makes you my sister
it’s how you understand my heart
as though you carry it
in your body.
4. What it means to have siblings.
Three kids sit in a beech tree, high above a stream.
The eldest at the top
The youngest two branches below
And the middle child one below him.
Each one of them grasping out… farther than they had first anticipated
To reach the next limb of the tree.
They watch the sun set over long grass
and are content not to talk.
Just to be there.
They have argued all day but they know with absolute certainty
they will forgive each other by tomorrow.
Because that is what it means to have siblings.
We strap our sandals and sneak off.
Madeline trips on a tree stump.
Nancy and I hold her mouth
to stop the laughter.
Side by side, or miles apart,
We are sisters, connected by the heart.
8. Secret Care
As we grew up, my brothers acted,
as if they didn’t care.
But I always knew,
they looked out for me, and were there.
9. The Importance Of A Sister
A sister is someone who loves you from the heart.
No matter how much you argue, you cannot be drawn apart.
She is a joy that cannot be taken away.
Once she enters your life, she is there to stay.
A friend who helps you through difficult times,
Her comforting words are worth much more than dimes.
A partner who fills your life with laughs and smiles,
These memories last for miles and miles.
When she is by your side, the world is filled with life.
When she is not around, your days are full of strife.
A sister is a blessing who fills your heart with love.
She flies with you in life with the beauty of a dove.
A companion to whom you can express your feelings,
She doesn’t let you get bored at family dealings.
Whether you are having your ups or downs,
She always helps you with a smile and never frowns.
With a sister, you cannot have a grudge.
She is as sweet as chocolate and as smooth as fudge.
Having a sister is not just a trend.
It is knowing you can always turn to her, your best friend.
I had a little brother
And I brought him to my mother
And I said I want another
Little brother for a change.
-Mary Ann Hoberman
11. Three Sisters
We are three sisters.
Three sisters are we.
I love each of you,
And I know you love me.
We’re not always together.
Life sometimes keeps us apart,
But we’re never separated.
We’re in each other’s heart.
Now I know we’ve had our troubles,
But we always get through.
The real message is you love me,
And I also love you.
We have had lots of good times
That we’ll never forget.
Sometimes we worry
And sometimes we fret.
But if God ever gave me
Something special, you see,
It might have been the blessing of
Three sisters are we.
The Lord above has given me lots
Of happiness and glee,
But the most special thing he did was
Make us sisters, all three.
-Frances I. Gillespie
12. My Dearest Sister
Sister, you are a guardian angel in disguise.
You are perceptive, intelligent, and wise,
Always helping me through good and bad.
You are also the greatest friend I’ve ever had.
If I could have one wish, it would be
To give you all that you have given to me.
Though I’ve put our relationship through some hazy days,
You’ve been the sunlight that has shone in so many ways.
Through my ups and downs, right by me you stood,
And you gave me your hand whenever you could.
Though I am sure my mistakes will not end here,
You’re always there to keep me away from my fears.
I don’t doubt some of your headaches are from me.
With all the times you lecture and tease,
I stand there upset and displeased.
Though I tell you I can’t stand you,
You come back with, “That’s not true.”
We’ve had our fights,
Which lead to sleepless nights,
But in the end, I thank you so much.
My appreciation for you has no end.
You will always be my sister and my friend.
13. Happy Birthday Sister
God gave me a beautiful gift when he gave me you
Not only a big sister but a best friend too
To share times of laughter and memories
You can’t put a price on precious times like these
What a blessing to have you in my life
Always compassionate in times of hardships and strife
Wishing you a Birthday making wonderful memories
With friends, family, and everything to please!
– Kathryn Ann
Poems about Sibling Love
Sibling love is one of the purest of them all. As weird as it is to think about, you and your siblings raise each other in a way deeper than even your parents could. They show you how to interact with people, they make you tougher by messing with you, but then have your back if anyone else does the same. I’m allowed to make fun of my sister, but so help me if someone else does they are getting a mouthful! It’s a complicated relationship, to say the least, but it’s one that is built on the foundation of love! Read on to see some of the sweetest appreciation poems about siblings!
14. My Sister My Friend
To me, you are an angel in disguise,
Full of intuition, intelligent and wise,
Always giving and helping me through good times and bad.
You are the best friend I’ve ever had.
If I had one wish, it would surely be
to give you as much as you’ve given me.
Though I’ve put our relationship through some cloudy days,
you’ve been my sunshine in so many ways.
Through trials and tests, right by me you stood
and gave me your hand whenever you could.
Thank you so much, my sister, my friend.
My gratitude for you has no end….
– Zai Duenas
15. A Sisters Rant
My brother is a true friend of mine
He is always loyal and true
He always is so kind
No matter what the situation he always comes through
My brother is a confidant
I share with him all my wants.
I can tell him anything
He keeps it to himself and never sings.
So from me your sister I do say
You are the best in every way.
Thank you, brother, for being you
I appreciate all you do.
16. The Real A-Team
most famous siblings
Raggedy Ann and Andy
they’re the real A-Team
Angel face siblings
peep out frozen windows,
in awe of snowflake whirls.
18. Two Months Away
Two months away
it will be May
and you will be gone.
I’m trying to forget about it
but I’m remembering
and I just have to say
you’ll be missed
’cause it’s only two months away.
soon you’ll be graduating
and the memories
will be all that remain.
two months away
you’ll be in a different lane
and I’ll still be on the other one
in a lot of pain.
you’re the best bro
a girl could even ask for
I just wish we had a couple years more
so I could have more memories
’cause in case you didn’t know it,
May is only two months away!
I am the sister of him
And he is my brother.
He is too little for us
To talk to each other.
So every morning I show him
My doll and my book;
But every morning he still is
Too little to look.
20. Little Sisters
Thank you God for little sisters
They keep us on our toes.
They play with us and laugh with us
And mess up our Legos.
God gave me a sister
To teach me about life.
She loves and aggravates me
And gives me strength and strife.
Thank you God for little sisters
They are special as can be.
Don’t mess with my little sister
Or you’ll have to deal with me.
Oh, they a strange brew.
Almost like a union crew.
One minute disagreeing.
Then the next tight as can be.
In house fighting that makes you question their love.
Just to see them turn around and show it.
Siblings, only they can explain it.
Getting to the truth is hard as can be.
Unless you have a young one.
Who will tell on everyone?
Siblings, only they understand that connection.
Parents know their bond.
That if attacked by others.
They gather together to bare arms.
And it’s not with any guns.
The world of a child is simply hard to explain.
The way they wants to go outside and play in the rain.
And avoid coats in the snow.
And when questioned about , how things got broken?
Then between them nobody really know.
Siblings, we all been there before.
Unless you’re the only child.
Then you just don’t know.
This love bond stays between some as they simply begins to grow older.
There motto , something parents don’t need to know.
Unless it’s something vital.
Then the protection goes out the door.
Yes, there’ll be fights.
And lectures from parents.
There’ll be wearing of clothes that belonged to others.
Who hadn’t had the chance to wear them before?
And give you the option of taking them out freely.
Before they assist you to the floor.
They hard to explain.
Counselors advice isn’t asked or requested for.
Not by parents that know about these things.
Books wasn’t going to be their teacher.
Because books didn’t raise them in anyway.
That this new generational thing.
Where judges and courts thinks social workers needs to be involved?
The best instructions is in the book about the teaching of God.
Where we see the same conflicts?
Siblings, there’s no one better to have than a sister or brother.
Who had a mother or father to witness it all?
And there you have it! If you aren’t on the phone with your sibling by the end of this then I expect you’ll be doing so any moment. Isn’t it cool how downright universal siblings are? They transcend time! Even Dickenson wrote about hers, the even crazier thing is how much one can relate to it even though it was so many years ago! They are truly something to appreciate. Through good times and bad, thick and thin, terrible outfit choices through classy ones, your siblings are there. They’re a fixed point in your life, something to ground you and inspire you to do better. I for one don’t know where I would be without mine. I’m dialing them now. Go and tell yours how much they mean to you!
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