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Driver's License (Older Sister's perspective)

February 20, 2022
By IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
-Delta Goodrem-


You got your driver's license last week
Just like you always talked about
'Cause we were so happy for you
To finally drive us to the mall
But today you drove through the suburbs
Crying 'cause he weren't around
And he's probably with his blonde 'friend'
Who always made me doubt
She's even much older than me
She's everything I was worried about
Yeah, today I saw through the suburbs
'Cause how could I ever look out for you?
And I know we weren't besties but I cannot see you cry for anyone

And I just can't imagine how you could be so broken now that he's gone

Guess he didn't write that song you sang to us about you 

'Cause then you sang forever, now you drive alone and he's gone
And all your friends are tired
Of hearing how much you miss him, but
I kinda feel sorry for you
'Cause you'll never know how much I care about you-ou, yeah
Today I drove through the suburbs
And wished us driving home together
And I know we weren't besties but I cannot see you cry for anyone

And I just can't imagine how you could be so broken now that he's gone

Guess he didn't write that song you sang to us about you

'Cause then you sang forever, now you drive alone and he's gone
Red lights, stop signs
I can see your face in train tracks, death posters
Can't drive away from you, places we used to go to
'Cause I care and have your back, lil sis (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Childhood we crossed
I can hear your voice in the traffic, you're screaming
Over all the noise
God, I'm so pale, know I love you 
And I care and have your back, lil sis (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
And I know we weren't besties but I cannot see you cry for anyone

And I just can't imagine how you could be so broken now that he's gone

Guess he didn't write that song you sang to us about you

'Cause then you sang forever, now you drive alone and he's gone

Yeah, he did leave you, but I love you and care for you, sis


The author's comments:

This is to my step-sister who is the same age as I but a few months younger and she suffered a breakup and she was like so broken. She didn't get her driver's license yet; she's a bit young but it was like, she liked a boy in her class and they went out for a movie,  in a platonic way though, and he was like, he acted as if he were interested in her and when she asked him out(without showing amorous feelings) for another pg13 rated movie, he was like, "Who the hell are you! Your family background is not even close to mine. You have an illegitimate step-sister who is in Foster care and an autistic little brother. Your Mom is broke. And there's that bunch of fools who you call siblings. You're bad influence. You're !#@*#$!"

That's when she lost it and she slapped him right on his cheek. She didn't tell us anything and she was like occupied in her room most of the time and we were like thinking that she had met a boy and did not want to invade her privacy. That's when my youngest Foster brother became nosy and asked about the 'boy' from her best friend at school and we got to know about it. We were like so shocked. Then, all my siblings and I went to her and told her that we always love her and we always have her back. She is really beautiful and I've been jealous of her too especially due to it. But, she deserves much happiness than I. I want her to get quadruple the joy I get in my life and minus-quadruple the sorrow in her life. That's my only wish.🤞 

We might have fought and might have not got along at times. Even there was a time when we wanted the same boy as a date for a party and he went out with her. I didn't talk with her for a few days and accused her of robbery. But still, I do love her and care for her just like how the words of the above song say. Brooke, I don't know if you'll ever read this because I don't have the gut to share it to you but remember, I love you And I'm always there for you, sister.


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on Mar. 3 2022 at 1:35 pm
IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
-Delta Goodrem-

@Ela2611, 🥺🥺🥺
Yes, I know, right? She might have really suffered.
Thanks for commenting though.

on Mar. 2 2022 at 4:13 pm
Ela2611 PLATINUM, Vancouver, Columbia
43 articles 30 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
Give the ones you love , the wings to fly roots to come by and reasons to stay …….

@IzzyMossie137 , your step-sister’s story really touched my heart ❤️.

on Feb. 26 2022 at 1:48 pm
IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
-Delta Goodrem-

@aalaazah1, thank you so much. Even I'm a fanatic of Olivia Rodrigo especially for this song of hers.
Tysm for commenting. I hope the singing work out perfectly for you.
♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

on Feb. 26 2022 at 7:42 am
aalaazah1 PLATINUM, Colombo, Other
32 articles 2 photos 153 comments

Favorite Quote:
where words fail music speaks
success is a journey, not a destination

when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it too - ARIANA GRANDE

If you are able to look yourself
in the mirror every day
with the decisions that you make,
that's where power starts - SELENA GOMEZ

Before you judge people judge yourself - ZAYN MALIK

haters will say what they want, but their hate will
never stop you from chasing your dream- JUSTIN BIEBER

If you follow your dreams,
it means you follow your heart.
if you do follow your heart,
I don't think you can go wrong- CELINE DION

@IzzyMossie137 I'm a big fan of Olivia Rodrigo and the way you have declared your feelings while maintaining the rhythm of the song is amazing...I'm now literally in love with this older sister's perspective lyrics...and to admit I even tried singing these lyrics with the driver's license original tune...I love the way you have written it, keep it up...

on Feb. 26 2022 at 12:24 am
IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
-Delta Goodrem-

Afra, thank you for commenting and advising!🥰

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 25 2022 at 1:11 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
87 articles 7 photos 1800 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

Izzy, I'm not much into this song. In fact, I've listened it only once and I don't like it much...
BUT your lyrics are very, very, very BEAUTIFUL... I love how the older sister speaks about her care for her younger sister...👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
As for your sister, I give you the same advice I gave you before when you commented in one of my poems; care for your sister but don't show it to her. Always be there for her but don't let her know...