NaPoWriMo Poem #7: Siblings

The funny fact about siblings is they have each other’s look
But you cannot simply judge things by the cover of a book
The differences between them can be rather a surprise
I’ll tell you what I mean and you’ll get it in a thrice

Aeshah enjoys reading books of civilisations long gone
Anisah watches insects she had just found in the lawn
Ali dons his fedora, fingers strumming the ukulele
And I would be at the keyboard, fumbling with the keys.

Ali always leave the house with a ‘songkok’ on his head
I would be forced to change for wearing bright blue with red
Anisah pulls her drawer out and snatches anything inside
But Aeshah’s dressing would never fail to win my mom’s delight.

When I wish to cool off my anger, I may run up the stairs
But Anisah would be leaping down, skipping the last few pairs
Ali stamps his feet and shoves anyone in his way
Aeshah frowns and glares and will have a lot to say.

Anisah hums as she pour herself a hot cup of tea
Aeshah would decline a drink she finds to be too sugary
Ali sips his milk, tapping steadily to fill the silence
I take an hour to finish my coffee while working on assignments

When we were younger Anisah says she wants to be painter
Ali wishes to be a butterfly, perching on a flower
Aeshah says she’s a princess, looking pretty and elegant
But I wanted to be the biggest of all, I decided to be an elephant

So if you ever get the chance to meet the four of us together
Notice how our personalities may contradict with each other
Just like the prints you have on each fingers of your hand
Each person is different from the others on the land.

Note: Yes, I have been late again. It took me a whole hour just to decide on a topic. Also, I almost cannot believe that it has been a week since we began.

And whether the facts in the poem written above is true, it is up to you to decide 😉

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