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Author's Note: Thanks to Recceanna for beta reading.

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Just a Role
By Gen X

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I'm right here.
But you don't see me.
Do you?
The little boy
With flaming Red hair.
Knows my name but
No one

My best friend
Is the Boy Who Lived.
In the spotlight.
I'm always just behind.
Without a scar.
Without fame.
Not Head Boy.
Not Quidditch Captain.
Not a thing.
Just the younger brother.
The best friend.

I'm fighting for,
I want
For people to see me
And think only of me.
No one does.
Not even me.

Some people say
We are defined
By our Roles
In life
And to just accept it
But they don't
How hard it is
To blend
Into the Shadows
Fearing that you will
Step into the light.