All English Sonnets
Nikka My Brother
A brother who from very childhood years
Has been an ideal brother, bold and true,
Who showed his chagrin, anger, unshed tears,
Whenever kept bereft of all I knew.
Who cherished me as Lakshman cherished Rama,
And, as his faith in me was boundless,
To shield him from, ruthless life’s dilemma, I,
Encountered humiliation, On the sly.
Dependent, helpless siblings needing ruth
Were guided and disciplined in this way
To find their place in life and face the truth.
But NIKKA (honored soldier) to this day,
Though, now in charge of facing life’s drama
Still treats me like a Lakshman does a RAMA.