Once upon a time, there was a woman,
Now don’t mix this up with tales of princesses
Even though it sounds like one.
Each time this woman had troubles with her sisters
She would say, “It is not that object that is important, it is the relationship.”
At times she wanted to through in the towel;
“Maybe this will be the end of it all,” she’d sadly say.
Always she would slowly heal and forgive instead.
Oneesama, or correctly Onee-sama, it Japanese for honored older sister. I wrote this about one of my elder sisters who always says that the relationship she has with her siblings is more important than just about anything else. She works hard to forgive and move on and stay close because of the bonds of family and love. It’s not always easy (in fact, it’s often very difficult) but it is so important to her to try. I have greatly admired this trait in her and when I saw this prompt, I knew what to write about right away.
I did enjoy that the prompt used my favorite type of poem, an acrostic, which y’all have probably noticed is the predominate style I use on my blog.
This IS definitely your forte, kiddo and you do it so well. What a lovely tribute to your older sister.
Thank you! I’ve found that practicing it so much since starting this blog has helped work out some of the kinks I used to have with this style.
The very first time I tried it was a first post to a prompt to Dungeon Prompts…that is what brought me to his blog! Speaking of which tracesprompt 2 would be a nice challenge for your style of poetry ¨hint hint ¨
(*grins*) I’ll need to take a look at it then!
I thought you’d like this prompt. I love your take – I think the ability to forgive is so important.
It’s probably one of the most important abilities to have.