Dear Alejandra, careful,
there will be bullies at school
but the cool friends will
help you in tough situations.
It’s easy to learn the alphabet
and your numbers –
you’ll get help from me!
Teachers should be your best friends.
You will have dreams about being the ruler of animals.
When you come home, you’d better begin homework!
Get good sleep and eat healthy.
Wait! Who am I kidding?
Act like you’re asleep,
and sneak into the living room and watch T.V.
But still, get some sleep.
Have a high imagination
but not in class,
only if you want to get in trouble.
And on your birthday,
expect cool clothes from friends.
Expect embarrassing things, too,
like socks and underwear.
Just forget about the mean people.
Prove to them you are way cooler
and awesome!

by Morgan, 3rd grade

Photo by sammysight2003 via Flickr

This poem (originally published 9/23/2010) is featured as part of the 2011 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to the left to learn more.

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