A big part of my life, you are.
more than a sister,
more like a mother,
always looking to protect me,
guide me and shield me,
from unnecessary harm and pain.

How you fight my battles for me,
long before I can even think,
to come to you for help.
Your lovely shoes, bags, clothes,
and everything else you own,
automatically becoming mine as well,
just by virtue of being your younger sis.

No matter where we are,
whether worlds or miles apart,
my heart and yours, forever will,
remain entwined.
And I’ll always cherish you,
my sister, my love,
because you simply are the best sis,
I don’t wish for anyone else in your stead.

So on this day of your birth,
I wish you nothing but the best,
of all that life, has to offer,
and the good it brings.


Happy birthday to my most beloved and cherished big sister, Mrs Issabella Adjei-Poku, formerly Issabella Quarshie. You’re a blessing to us, your family and the world. Keep soaring. Keep loving. Keep inspiring. I love you very much.

Day 29/30. November challenge. Thirty poems in 30 days.

Love ❀️

Liz.