I Am My Sister’s Keeper

It has been said that I am my sister’s keeper
The thought of those words goes so much deeper
Deeper than most of us are willing to admit
It goes beyond the willingness to befit
but most of us despise the honor in responsibility
It has nothing to do with the act of suitability
But the mere act of letting a sister be
Be who she is without all of the controversy
Allowing her the support of not having to stand alone
Not giving in to whispering about what she owns
But allowing her the same respect that we ourselves want
Acting as grown women and not as mean girls who taunt
We should learn that there is something deeper than what we see
We don’t know anything about the real her or even her history
We cannot allow our eyes the possibility to deflect
We must honor ourselves and to our sisters we must protect
It shouldn’t be easy to speak ill of a sister and then go home
Thoughts of your treatment of her should convict you when you’re alone
What you do to her will ultimately happen to you
It is Karma’s response to what you do
So stop sleeping with another sister’s mate
He or she is not yours to take
Stop gossiping about what another sister is wearing
Stop demeaning her courage to be daring
Who are we to define another sister’s presence on this earth
Who are we to devalue what she is worth
Why can’t we speak and say hi
What will that take from us, will we die?
Why can’t we look at another sister as if she were blood
It shouldn’t take a natural disaster or a flood
We should treat her like we want to be treated
Not like another enemy that MUST be defeated
We are our sister’s keeper…
Wake up and stop being a sleeper
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