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Day 168: Happy Birthday my dear brother !

It is my dear brother's birthday. 'S' means the world to me and even though we have had our share of sibling fights or not, we connect. I think that is why siblings are always wonderful. I see that with my parents and their respective siblings, my friends and their siblings too. That bond is special.

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Here is a poem that I penned last year. I did not write this here so thought will make it open now.

Growing up with sibling love 
is always special, 
when it is someone like you.
I am glad that you were born,
for, I know not of a world without you.
Our world was just within those four walls,
even as we travelled many paths.
Tough or not we managed to tread,
many roads and etch memories as we walked.
The smell of new books,
colors from new sketch pens,
scribbling as we sat by the table working with dad with the radio on.
Fights and silly moments,
sometimes handling my "miss bossy pants."
all coated and covered with our love for books, music, science and quizzes.
To all those memories and many more,
to the wonderful days of the past,
to the bright and happy future ahead,
may we grow together even when apart.
Happy birthday, dear brother. 
© Copyright 2014-15 Meena Arvind

Note: It also happens to be the birthday of my dear friend 'P's' daughter (who is also little 'S'. So, a happy birthday to my bunny as she turns two. 
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