Photo by: mrhayata


My mom is the ferocious dragon

Defending her egg on the lake.

My mom is the queen of nature

And defender of homes.

She always lets me have

The last piece of food at the dining table.

My mom is the chef of all sweets in the world.

She is the gatekeeper of perfume land.

When I am sick, the bridge to heaven

Opens when she walks through the door.

When I yell for help

She is like a gust of wind ready to aid me.



By Maddox, 4th grade


Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Grant Cambron, an 8th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. Faculty is Chelsea Kennedy, KickStart Karate Instructor.The background music is by Kevin MacCleod, “The War is Not Lost” from www.incompetech.com. Produced by Susan Phillips.


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

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