When a poet stares at time, everything stops.

When a poet loves, he freezes,

and his heart bursts open like an over-ripe banana.

When a poet thinks, he is so happy he will melt of happiness.

When a poet is angry, he will go crazy.

When a poet is sad, he will cry to death.

When a poet travels to a new land, he gets lost.

When a poet imagines, he sees himself as an astronaut

and then becomes one.

When a poet writes, he believes nothing is wrong

because he is at his best.

By Saadat Makki, 3rd grade

One Response to “A Poet”

  1. Cathy

    I sometimes teach beginning poetry to adults. Children’s examples can be wonderful. I love children’s poems and am often very impressed by what people come up with who have said.to me ” I cannot write poetry . I could never do that.”


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