My sisters, you often drive me to exasperation,
Your anxiety sometimes feels like asphyxiation!
Your boundless love you express non-verbally
I'm fortunate. I can count on you eternally.
My brother seldom calls, never writes;
Through thick and thin stands by us and fights.
For naught in the world would I desire another
You've ever been the best, my beloved brother.
Praised be our parents for this legacy of love!
We gift to our children a priceless treasure trove.
Nothing more would I ask for, nothing less,
With thankfulness each of my dear ones I bless.
If I am to be reborn once to ashes consigned,
Here's what I pray for to the One concerned:
Hallow my birth with the same father and mother
Sanctify my life with these very sisters and brother.