You are the campfire that smells like earth
and you are like the letter ‘U.’
You are the soccer team and
the ball getting a goal
that helps your team win. You are a
car driving all over the world.
However, you are not the pizza
trapped in heat. You are not the
paddle that slips from the canoe.
You are not the dinosaur that eats boys.
I am the days of swimming and catching fish
with friends. I am playing cars and making goals.
I am the sun that walks the earth.
By Ulises, 3rd Grade
Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Ajay Ramsander, a 6th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston.
This poem is featured as part of the 2013 A Poem a Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.
Special thanks to Susan Phillips, an independent radio producer in Houston, who recorded and produced all the poems for the WITS A Poem a Day campaign.