Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tired of Being Second Best by Sharon Attia

The best friend, the side kick
Our most common epithets
Never a reader’s first pick
Unless perhaps in retrospect

Oh, how often we are underrated!
Credit should be given where credit is due
“Hero support” can be debated
We deserve to be appreciated too

We offer more than comic relief
We challenge the hero and help them grow
We supply comfort and sometimes grief
We’re needed more than people know

To those well-read we’re often foils
Used to contrast and compare.
Friend or foe, liar or loyal
The author puts us there

Many critics have diagnosed us
After much thought and perplexity
Our self-worth has been shattered and thus
We suffer inferior complexity

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