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Review: Poem to my little brother


This piece is a poem by Cailan Carpenter’s, a sister who wanted to express her care, admiration, and send some messages to her brother. The poem starts off with Cailan’s childhood initial images of her little brother. Then, she tells her audience about how her brother “is getting bullied,” and how much she misses her brother and wishes that she could spend some time with him. She also wishes that she could be near him to support him but she could not since she is far, far away; she expresses sadness in such a calm voice about her brother’s bloody nose and black eye. She ends her poem with some happy messages by sending some love and thoughts to her little brother. Cailan’s piece is quite emotional to listen but very inspiring to hear. The pace of the piece is just so soothing and calm which makes the piece easy to listen to. A sister's love for her little brother is very powerful. Although they are separated by hundreds and hundreds of miles, their love for each other will help them get through their hardships.