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The Youngest Child

Published March 18, 2017 by tapasmi

I suppose in the elder’s eyes,

The youngest seems to have it best

Always pampered, always loved

Cared for more than the rest.

But we, the smallest siblings

Know that’s far from the truth

And now I’ll list before you

The drawbacks of our youth.

No matter what they say,

Elders are given utmost respect

“They’re older and know better!”

While we’re treated with neglect.

An opinion of a youngster

Is instantly dismissed

If the big one’s got a view

Ours ceases to exist.

They say age is just a number

Yet, when yours is greater

What you say is dead-on

Mine can be tended to later.

Elder siblings are full of envy

Had stricter parents, harsher rule

They ensure you’re treated the same

Go out of their way to be cruel.

“When I was her age,” they’ll yell

“I didn’t have a phone!”

They’ll exaggerate for our downfall

To compensate for their own.

Mum and Dad will exclaim

“Oh you’re right, yes yes,”

And we’re robbed of potential treats

My sister’s true nature they’ll never guess.

In front of relatives, they’re angels

Wearing halos round their head

But when they leave, that halo

Is used as a lasso on me instead.

So now that you’re aware

Of my story of partial woe

The truth about being

The youngest- now you know!