A poem is like a volcano trying to erupt.
A story is like a wild unknown animal, yet to be discovered.
A play is like a crazy zombie apocalypse.
Because zombies are dumb and funny, wearing crazy hats.
When I write, I feel like a maze that has a-maze-ing ideas.
When I write, I feel like a hero fighting for the weak and making them believe.

by Miguel, 4th grade

Click the media player above to listen to the poem read on Sunny 99.1KPFT 90.1, and KTRU 96.1 by Mackenzie, WITS Youth Advisory Council Member. The background music is “Tough Guy” by Akashic Records. Produced by Susan Phillips.

Poem a Day is made possible in part by H-E-B, Copy.com, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, KPFT 90.1, Sunny 99.1, and KTRU 96.1.

Original post: June 27, 2016


3 Responses to “When I Write”

  1. Laurie Newendorp

    Dear Poet – Have you read Elizabeth Bishop’s poems? She would have liked your volcano as inspiration. She is a wonderful
    20th century poet – past. You can ask your friend Robin Reagler about her because she was in my classes- poetry – at the U of H.
    May all of you at WITS have a good summer. Stay cool and healthy! Laurie

    • wits

      Thanks for checking in, Laurie, and for reading Miguel’s poem. We hope to see you soon! Robin


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