Once upon a time there was born a little girl
Who was adored by all, like a precious pearl.
Her two older brothers, announced proudly to all
That they had a little sister now, too busy to play ball!
And so things unfolded, and all was well.
For the next few years or so, things were swell.
Until one day, much to the girl’s chagrin and surprise,
She somehow graduated from adorable to pest in their eyes.
She followed them around and pleaded to no end,
But they’d outgrown her and had other things to tend.
And soon she, too, had lots of friends and things to do.
Each had their own life, each had their own crew.
The years flew by and their lives flew on,
And came the time when their parents were gone.
And though they each had families and lives of their own,
The girl-now-woman came to know that their love was a keystone.
And she held close to her heart the years when they’d been young,
For she knew them to be the love from which all other love had sprung.