Katya Irving // DEAR YOUNGER SISTER

Avoid the drunken, older jocks at parties

Because they don’t actually care about you.

They just want to get laid.

Be careful.

 

Don’t listen to the popular girls

With their hair extensions and designer bags.

They’ll stab you in the back.

Be yourself.

 

Be nice to Mother

Because she loves you.

You’ll regret starting unnecessary fights.

Be kind.

 

Excuse Father for leaving us

Because even though he was a fool, 

He still loves you from afar.

Be forgiving.

 

Follow my advice, 

Or you’ll never survive

The most important years of your life.

 

Love,

Your older sister,

Who wishes she had been taught

Carefulness, trueness, kindness, and forgiveness

Before it was too late.

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