My sister , I say is a sleeping beauty .
To torment me into wakefulness she feels it's her duty .
Every day during the twenty second hour .
All of us squeeze into this small bed of ours .
During the twenty third hour , we know she has slept ,
Because her heavy leg over my torso she has kept .
After some time , she has twisted herself into a coil .
I think ," Of moving so much why does she toil ? "
Then after some time I feel a kick .
At an odd angle her legs does she stick .
Like an ace footballer does she kick away .
These kicks are intentional I must say .
She infuriates me with her antics even during the day .
To infuriate me further into the night she has found a way .
She dances like a bharatnatyam dancer - ta taka thai , taka thai , taka thai ,
Her foot repeatedly kicking my sore thigh .
" When will she become stable ? " , I wonder with a sigh .
Time seems to drag , it doesn't fly .
She pushes me .I push father .Father pushes mother .Mother pushes father .Father pushes my sister .She pushes me .
An excellent explanation of Domino Effect this may be .
She crunches up like a frog , buttocks in the air .
To drape a blanket over her tiny body , she doesn't care .
My sympathy for her increases by a manifold .
I gently cover her ,protecting her from the cold .
Ah! Now all is calm .
The cold stillness of the night is like a balm .
I am floating gently , drifting off to sleep .
My breathing is slow,rhythmic and deep.
The next morning makes itself known .
I feel soreness in about every cell I own .
I look up . The little devil doesn't look like she has been dancing all night .
In fact her face is a jolly sight .
Today I'll set this little devil right .
But sadly , I suffer every night .