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Sister Blue by Brenda Davis Harsham

Brother new, sister blue, I miss you.
Both lost at age four. Pain is evermore.

Is it wrong that I still long to belong?
To share every care and touch your hair?

To pillow fight, fly a kite, hold me tight,
whisper secrets in the dark, swing in the park?

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Words by Meygan Cox

Words are just letters on paper
twenty-six figures muddled together,
pieced until satisfaction is complete.

Words are nature with no sound,
for how can we appreciate the warbler’s song
when we do not listen to the lyrics?

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Here We Remain by Winslow Des Totes

We may breathe the same air
but not the same lungs
hold the same blood
but speak different tongues

we cry the same tears
and wash the same pains
but we are not one
and yet here we remain.

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