For My Brother, On His Birthday

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For my brother, on his birthday,
I was generous and kind.
As his sister, I was glad to get
the best things I could find.

I was sure he’d want a tutu
and a purple miniskirt,
with some ballerina slippers
and a sequin-covered shirt.

I expected he’d want lots of dolls.
I knew he’d need a bike,
so I picked a pink and sparkly one
I figured he would like.

I selected a tiara
like a princess ought to wear,
plus a bunch of bows and ribbons
and some scrunchies for his hair.

I’m aware I’m much too generous
with presents but, you see,
he deserves it. On my birthday
he bought baseball cards for me.