In the darkness of the night
In front of the idols of God
She whispered into my ears
For mom was asleep
That You were coming into the family
That was the 10th of Jan 2001 presumably
I went back to sleep
Cursing how much I hate this silly newcomer
3 years flew like a facade
And you were officially a family member
That was a nightmare come true!
Endless bouts of cry
How could one shove aside 15 years of friendship for a stranger of 6 months?
I hated myself for I din’t offer enough to be loved
As if someone took off all that I had saved for my life
As if someone denied me a drop of water forever
As if someone strangled my neck
I thought that someone was you
Was that on your wedding day as you offered mom & me to move in too?
Was that during the triple rides on the bike?
Was that on the 3 shared bed?
Was that on the frequent Restaurant dinners?
Was that for the conferred right to call you by your name?
Was that for those pricey slippers you bought me?
Was that for all those weekends you brought her home?
Was that for all those words you never said?
Was that for all the ‘get well’ messages you sent everytime I fell sick?
Was that because of her undiminshing love?
When was it that I exactly realised?
That you were an undreamt dream come true!
How could she belong to me
Nobody belongs to anybody!
Yet there is one thing I still hate you for
For you accept and understand her, the way she is
More than I could ever do to her
As Life keeps you busy like a bee
Miss you brother-in-law!!!
Miss all the time I get to spend with you!!!
But I wouldn’t hold on to you like I did to her
For I know, Love is the water on the palm
Hold it, then it goes away
Leave it, then it stays!!!