Friday, 8th, #2

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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.

Electric me!

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.


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

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