There are some things I need to tell you.
One, since I had been a kid, I have only had one wish,
To have an elder sibling,
Too bad that cannot happen.
My parents cannot reproduce someone older than me,
And I don’t want someone younger than me,
I am one weird case,
And I think I get it from you,
But darling, this is my ode to you,
For being the elder sibling I never had.
Two, you can be the biggest bitch sometimes,
But you give me reality checks,
You cannot hug me or kiss me on the forehead when I can’t sleep,
But your words? They work like magic.
Three, you cannot appear in a second,
And protect me from everything,
But you hold the power to persuade me for protecting my own self,
And today, I am going to admit this, I do.
Four, you are my elder sibling, yes,
You exist in the form of my inner confidence,
My brotherly instinct to protect myself,
In the form of all the battles I fight with you,
They sometimes leave me in tears,
Sometimes, also in laughter.
Five, you make me realise that if my best friend needs space,
I need to stop pestering her,
You tell me how to act in front of my crushes,
And you teach me how to make good first impressions,
You are that person inside me, which helps me decide which colour to wear,
Should it be a black, or a grey?
And even though you cannot hug me when I need a hug,
You can’t console me when I experience my first heartbreak,
You always help me fight everything which has broken me into pieces.
Six, you need to know that you sometimes cannot give advice,
No, not at all,
But thank you, darling,
Because even though our relationship is flawed,
You are an integral part of my survival,
And I love you.
Seventh, this is not important but,
The next time you tell me I should stop wasting my time on him,
I beg you, please tell me in a better way.