Time passes Thomas ... you are four!
Indeed, this birthday means much more
With a little sister by your side
You'll have a new role – as a guide!
«Big Brother» now – how does that sound?
Increased status - at a bound!
School beckons soon, at any rate
Tough challenges upon your plate!
You're on the cusp of pastures new
To read and write is hard to do
But as you grasp these vital skills
You'll give your Mum and Dad new thrills!
See Isabella in her cot!
You were like her once, a tiny tot
But think how much you have achieved;
What else lies hidden up your sleeve?
(c) Poet in the woods 2018