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The one who came into the world a little later,
The age gap between me and her was three years.
And chose the relation of a younger sister,
Wheatish was my skin colour and she was little darker.
Being in India skin colour is a big thing,
And comparison of girls based on colour is always trending.
Relatives were little rude in their behaviour,
Scolding was stricter to her and towards me a tone softer.
Oblivious to this mistreatment, I moved on
But she was a kid, in her mind these comments were always on.
These remarks grew stronger,
When family visits became longer.
Her skin colour was not her mistake,
As she was not given a choice to make.
Despite the unfair treatment, we grew up tight,
As well as I was jealous as she grew taller in height.
I was the one with sense of humour,
Still, somehow she was both, caring and dumber.
From kids to teenage and from there to being grown-ups,
Our talks shifted from toys to boys and reached to break-ups.
We were thick together,
Even the things we said were similar.
She is always obedient and good,
While, I was the one with shifting mood.
With time our paths changed,
And so the career we were interested.
Belonging to the family of orthodox beliefs,
I knew I have to fight for the things I could not leave.
With each losing battle it ran through my mind
I can’t lose as she was next in the line.
With each fight I grew fiercer,
As if I lose, she will be the next loser.
I fought and struggled and paved my way out,
So that she don’t have to pout.
I hoped if I had taken this fight when we were children,
She wouldn’t have felt alone due to discrimination.
She is my baby sister, I cannot let her down,
She is my responsibility till I finally lay down.
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Finally found peace through inking the thoughts on paper.
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