A Song for my Sisters-in-Law

“I thank my Sisters-in-law for their gifts…”

A Song for my Sisters-in-Law


We spent our time in parks to watch our kids.

In Brooklyn near the Children’s Museum

with coffee hot and some Carpe-diem,

to walk the city streets and learn the grids.

My Sister-in-Law holding Buddha’s hand.

To bring a smile with sense of calming dove

through children bound by strong familial love,

through choices, changing our disrupted land.

To give this poem as gift to Cameron’s

experiences shared over our food

or watching a movie in Manhattan.

To Nate, her husband, and her two young sons

when playing with my children a prelude

to moments where loud laughter is captain.




The other sister living in Taiwan.

To remember when she was just a teen

with daily visits to discuss her scene

in disbelief that she is truly gone.

With eye for classical beauty and grace

within dedication of art and craft.

To teach children in world where understaffed

to take a risk and find a peace in place.

So daughters watch her with adoring eyes.

A strength my daughter needs to know exists.

To know the freedom to find who you are.

In Taiwan to strengthen her global ties.

I thank my Sisters-in-Law for their gifts.

We feel your strong influence from afar.




An only child I never had sisters.

I spent my time mostly reading good books

preparing for the meals that Trina cooks

with homegrown vegetables for our dinner.

Her life a dedication to the art

and California citrus trees in bloom.

To stretch her canvas in a shaded room

and through her garden we can see her heart.

True blessings I was unaware exist

within the knot of family I have found

a light that shines on paths below our feet.

Your presence, sisters, always to assist.

Each thread in ball of yarn is tightly wound

which makes the prayer real each time we meet.




A special thanks to my brothers dear wife.

You calmed my madness with a patient ear,

you helped me calm my irrational fear.

Your sunshine fed dried seedlings back to life.

Its hard to find a friend like you Kimmee,

a friendship only found through a sister,

a love supported by a strong brother,

my brother, you are always strong, Andy.

To me your myths are sung within my songs,

each sister has a universe of smiles

with quiet wisdom embedded in love.

In family where everyone belongs

though each of us lead separate lifestyles

a, Sister-in-Law, gift from up above.


Jamie Lee Hamann
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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

2 thoughts on “A Song for my Sisters-in-Law

  • December 2, 2018 at 10:06 PM

    A lovely tribute to your sisters-in-law, Jamie. Something that isn’t often read. They obviously all hold an important place in your life. Well done.

  • December 3, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    Its good to appreciated those who share our lives. Nicely penned and heart-felt Jaimie. Cheers!


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