Dalton_Turchiano Posted November 21, 2011 ***** I had to read the Scarlet Ibis in my English class for a Final grade and she told me I had to write a letter form Doodle's point of view right before he dies. I tryed to put it in a mix of a poem/ letter form***** Dear brother, Where did you go…? Why did you go…? Was it the thunder that scared you off…? Or was it…The fact of knowing I’m no William Armstrong… I’m just…”Doodle”. Please brother, I can no longer run after you. Your apparition has disappeared from my vision and I am incapable of seeing you any longer. Please…Please come back….I try and try to yell for you but my voice is getting wreaker with ever faint breath I take and I can feel my heart beating…ever so ruthlessly…Beating…Beating. Harder and Harder…. I wait ever so long for you but I don’t see you in sight. The rain is coming down and sounds like the harsh beating of a drum. I can no longer run. I can no longer see. Good thing Mama and Papa kept my birth coffin around for this long. I think they’re going to need it. All these years have come and gone and before I take my last and final breath I want to share something with you because I know by the time you find this it’ll too late. Brother, all these years that you lugged me around in a wagon and taught me how to walk, run, and all those other activities, to be honest…I knew how to do that all myself already. My Helplessness and Stupity was an act for mama, papa, and well…Anyone else who it may concern. I don’t wish to brag but I am actually pretty smart but my physical disabilities shine the biggest in everyone’s eyes. I know you hated lugging me around. I know it must have been embarrassing beyond belief but please don’t get angry. I did it all for you….The act was for you brother. I acted so helpless and “Not all there” as you so put it just so you can get the full spotlight. That is why you tried to teach me how to walk, isn’t it brother? You wanted to make it seem like you where the best and everything. But that’s okay. Besides…No one expects anything from a Doodle… The blood is running at an alarming pace and I fear that you will be an only child once more. All I ask is for you to become successful and to enjoy life as I once did by your side. Please don’t mourn at what has perished but rejoice at what still lingers. Such as mama and Papa for examples. All I ever wanted was for you to live a happy and care free life, for you to be number one. After my death please live on and enjoy every moment of life you are granted such as I did. Once that moment is gone it is gone for good. Who knows. Maybe one day you’ll be granted a younger brother that can walk, climb, swim, everything you ever wanted. Love, Doodle.