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When I was born, the doctors taught me how to drink straight out of a sippy cup.
My voice sounded like a grown man’s.
I was outstanding.
When I turned one, I could ride a motorcycle and drive a Ford Mustang.
I was so strong that whatever I touched would break.
When I turned two, I learned how to jump over the Eiffel Tower.
When I turned three, I invented potions.
When I turned four, I told all the kings and queens, “You’re fired!”
Then, I became king, and there was no queen.
When I turned five, I got a trophy for playing football, and the score was 1,000 to 0.
When I turned six, I wished to be two again for I didn’t want to go to school.
When I turned seven, my mom got me a job at Toys-R-Us.
Now, I’m all grown up.
By Jonathan, 1st grade
Click the media player above to listen to the poem read on KPFT 90.1 and KTRU 96.1 by Cathleen, a WITS Youth Advisory Council Member. The background music is “Boulevard St. Germain” by Jahzzar. Produced by Susan Phillips.
Poem a Day is made possible in part by H-E-B Tournament of Champions, Copy.com, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, KPFT 90.1 and KTRU 96.1.