Ways Of Looking At My Brother

Anushri is a v quiet soft spoken creative teenager. Didn't know there was so much creativity bubbling inside her till I looked at her poems. Her different feelings towards her brother are so real - and the metaphors she uses for him - and the overriding feeling of affection beneath all the irritation a little brother or sister can generate!

Ways Of Looking At My Brother

Anirudh is a devil with horns.

But when I look at him, I see an angel with a halo.

He is a naughty demon,

who brings a curse upon the earth

I eye an obedient and pure morTal, a blessing bestowed upon me.

When I see my brother, I feel like I am looking at A part of my mother Another form of God.

When I see my brother, I know I am looking at A part of the Ravan of Lanka Who craved power over all.

So then, Should he be destroyed? Or should he be protected?

- Anushri Jhunjhunwala (13 years)