A Rival Friend

Her cry bursts forth

A bond destiny forms

Blood ties—

Two lives entwined.


Center stage no longer

Her light eclipses

Favor fallen

She arose.


No harm to befall her

Your rival: she

Your life to give

Secrets entrusted.


Time wages separation

Paths not connected

Your heart beats

A lonelier tune.


She can’t walk alone

Bruised and bent

Never broken

Alongside you join.


Pain knocks and scars

Tears freely flow

Souls bear witness

Love mends.


An anchor that stabilizes

As the waves crash in

The rainbow breaks

Hope sings again.


Strength formed in sorrow

Inspiration born

An inseparable bond

My sister, my friend.