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Author Name: FreeGemini222 3 Comments
Date Added: November 26, 2005 16:11:29 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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~Jeanne Marie~

The snow is falling outside,
and as I sit inside my cozy home,
I wonder where my sister is today.
Is she out on the streets to roam?

Diagnosed with mental illness;
first as Schizophrenic, and then Bipolar.
I've watched her slowly decline,
and I feel now I barely know her.

Once a bright and shining person;
she was a busy mom and wife.
Now she is a drug addict,
her life is filled with much strife.

I can't imagine what is in her mind,
to most her stories are SO unreal.
She usually scares off most people,
and I sometimes know how that feels.

Last time I saw my younger sister,
she was in desperate need of her meds.
She refused to take them though...
"I am just fine", she said.

I have not seen her for months now,
since my family had to take a stand.
She has stolen from and used all of us,
and still stays with a drug pushing man.

Of course I love my sister dearly,
and wish there was more that I could do.
My family is sad and devastated,
for what life has put her through.

Author's Notes:
My sister, Jeanne Marie...age 43....Diagnosed with severe mental illness about 10 years ago...My heart aches as I think of the things she has been through in her life...
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Comment By: PremiumVizualEnsemble on December 21, 2006 04:13:30 PM Report
Karen you are a wonderful sister.........knowing what your sister has

put the family through yet you want to reach out, you still love her dearly,

now that's what I call a true sister. May God be with your sister and

watch over her and guide her. I know you worry dear for that is

your sister out there. You are in my prayers.


Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on November 26, 2005 09:37:47 PM Report
Such a sad situation, Karen, but such a lovely written plea to her whereabouts~ I know that you care for her, by the writing, how gentle...Good read, Karen..
Margaret....the bag lady
Comment By: FreeTracy Fletcher on November 26, 2005 09:23:30 PM Report
This is so sad. I am truly sorry that you have to live with the fear of not knowing where she is or how she is doing. This is a very beautiful dedication to her.
Love Ya........Your Sister and Friend Tracy


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