The Truth About Siblings


United States
43° 34' 6.1824" N, 76° 6' 31.68" W

Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.
There are pros and cons to everything.
But siblings create a whole new meaning.
Let me tell you how I'm feeling.

Clothes on the bathroom floor are never ending.
Kitchen cupboards are never shut tight.
Their rooms are smelly and sordid.
They don't do their chores without putting up a fight.

Why must they eat everything in sight?
Or pick our all the marshmallows from Lucky Charms?
They might as well be replaced by cows,
Masticated food rolling around like tumbleweed in a desert storm.

Amanda refuses to brush her hair.
Dillon never puts the toilet seat down.
Cody is always cynical and callous.
Travis bites his nails like there is no end.
Maggie poops right after her diaper is changed.

Even though I get so annoyed,
My siblings mean everything to me.
Without them, I don't know who I'd be.

They're always there for me,
even when I don't want them to be.
Dillon is protective and is on my side no matter what.
Amanda always knows how to make me laugh.
Cody writes me letters when he's lost in the ocean tide.
Travis is always up for some ball.
Maggie brightens my day with just one smile.

All of my siblings are important to me.
They may think I like one more than the other,
But they all have a special place in my heart,
Saved just for them.

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