Monday, January 4, 2010

a poem I wrote when I was seven

In 1983 my dad, an English professor at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, let me sit in on a creative writing class he taught for grade school students that summer. I wasn't yet a second grader, but he let me sit in on the class.

Over the holidays I discovered one of the poems I wrote that summer. I was such a killjoy.

Selected works from the "Words! Words! Words!" class (grades 2-4), July 18-22.


Running along
As fast as you can:
Nothing beside me,
You think in your head.
Don't worry, child,
Fear is right here.
Thinking for awhile ...
Sounds begin to talk,
Fear is with you
The rest of the way.

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