when you write a poem at 7 am // i'm in a gang

they are so simple
these siblings of mine
one of their most used lines
would have to be
"JULA"
and sometimes it bugs me
but a lot of times
it tugs at my heart
they love me
even though i'm tough
i call it tough love
 sometimes
i just want to melt and cuddle
and they let me
they love me for who i am
their messy
often grumpy
outdoor loving
sporadic
big sister
i like to say
that i'm a big sis to many
because i am
lemon cake is what they vote for
when i make a dessert
that or popsicles
because i literally love those
and they know it
like a kid
i am a kid
not just at heart either people
i live like a kid
because i can
i can still sit down on the floor
play train tracks
watch winnie the pooh
and clifford
i can still play house
and chalkville
i am able to splash in the pool
play marco polo
and dark hide n seek
i don't want to grow up
i don't want to leave them
they're so young still
i want them to stay that way
they're my little gang
we do a lot together
bike rides just to name one
countless bedtime stories
"imagicnary" ones or not
i kiss their soft little cheeks
snuggle and watch
nothing cares
slip away
often i want to fall asleep
right then and there
but i get up
because i am older
i have things to do
and i played all day
sometimes that stresses me
But then i think -- WHY
they'll grow up someday
and i would have missed out on these moments
so i'm gonna cherish them
whether i get that article written
or not
whether my room gets cleaned
or not
and in that moment, where i want to hide and melt into the walls
i'll remember hearing "JULA come swim with us!"
And i'll go
because i'm the gang leader
and they're my gang
gangs don't separate
they stick together

byeeeee. I'm off to go swim

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  1. ohmygosh Jules this is so adorable. <3

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  2. ASDFGHJKJHGFDSDFGHJKJHGFGHJ WHAAAAAAT THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL SO BEAUTIFULLY FREAKING BEAUTIFUL I CANNOTTTT EVENNNN SPEEEEAKKKKKK :'''')

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    1. ABBIEE AKSKGJLFSJGKRLHKLHK HOW ARE YOU SO KIND?!

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  3. ALSO THOSE PICTURES. OMW THOSE PICTURES. <3 your siblings not only sound totally preciOUS THEY ARE SO ADORABLE. LIKE OMG STAHHHP BEIN SO CUTE CHILDREN.

    i really wish i had some small siblings to photograph because what the heck they are so photogenic. holy smokes. ♥

    ALSO I VOTE FOR LEMON CAKE TOO

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    1. IKR?!?!?!? Sarah took them - isn't she fantastic??

      uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhgggg, yes. they're so inspirational!!! AND SO NATURAL - you don't even have to do anything

      ITS SO GOOD - but no sugar for me *sobs*

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  4. This is so sweet and really tugged at my heartstrings. Your pictures added so much to the post, too. Love how your blog is laid out btw.... keep on writing!

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    1. awww- how sweet! Thank you - I will <3

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    1. THANK YOU!! My awesome sister took them xD

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  6. The relationship you have with your siblings is great and the fact that you're being a kid with them is the best. Honestly do this for as long as you can. You should post more posts like this! I LOVE!

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    1. oh thank you! Being a kid is fantastic. I'm sitting here right now, and they're all eating mac & cheese. THEY ARE SO CUTE. I had no idea how to fit their adorableness into words. xD Whoa - thank you! I think I will :D

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  7. AAAAH LOVE THIS POETRY SO MUCH <3 it's really beautiful, Julia! Haha, reminded me of a quote I saw on pinterest: "We're more than best friends, we're like a really small gang." lol. ^_^
    Also your siblings are so cute! AND THE PICTURES ARE SO GOOD AAAAHHHHH *cries*

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    1. AAAAAAAAHH THANK YOU SO MUCH. ohhh, I think I saw that on Pinterest too. Isn't it adorbs??!
      awwwwwwwwwww -- thanks! UHG IKR?! Sarah took them with her AMAZING DSLR.

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  8. This is so sweet, Julia! <3 I can tell you're a FANTASTIC older sister!

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    1. Micaiah!!! <3 Sarah started COUGHING when she saw that you said I'm a fantastic older sister. *rolls eyes* but thanks xD I try.. sometimes I fail :P but I do try! With God!

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    2. Hahaha... *grins at you guys* You're most welcome! Seriously, though, Julia, only a great sister would write a poem like this about her siblings. <3 And we can do all things with Him! 'Cause I fail sometimes too. XD Hugs.

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  9. THIS IS THE SWEETEST THING AND LIKE... you make me want to go and play legos with my "little" sisters. I often am so busy with my own schedule and wants that I forget to move with the moments and enjoy the times given to us. Thank you for this reminder, for it was needed.

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    1. awwwwwww - seriously, do! They would be so excited. xD uhhg, yes, getting your own things done, yet juggling being a sister IS hard. but rewarding -- so so so rewarding!

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  10. This is honestly adorable, Julia. I love it!

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    1. awww thank you Grace Anne!! <3 I'm so encouraged!

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  11. Julia! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!! (I'd skimmed it before but I came back to read the whole thing.) *sniffle* I don't have little siblings -- my younger sister is fifteen and most of the time it seems we're basically the same age -- but I still relate to how you said you still live like a kid, because I often feel like I do too. There is something so special, I think, about still maintaining that knack for fun even as you get older. I used to worry about not acting grown-up enough, but now I'm just letting it go and being who I am. Don't try to grow up -- keep those moments with your little gang. ;-) They're worth more than anything.

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    1. GAH EMMA JANE (first off, I'VE MISSED YOU!) awww, I can't imagine that! I've still got my little siblings snuggling up to me..that just doesn't happen with Sarah. LOL!!!! THAT WOULD BE SO AWKWARD. lol yes oh yes!! I don't want to grow up - not saying I don't do hard work and get things done like a 16 yr should - but geesh, I'm gonna slide down that slide and splash in the pool like a kid. ;) aww, I will! AND YES THEY ARE <3

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