How To Be Brave

Posted April 23, 2014 & filed under Poem of the Day.

Superhero themed party by Anders Ruff for 3 year old child as photographed by Becca Bond

Photo credit: Anders Ruff

Wear armor with a metal skirt
Pop out your chest
Wear black lipstick
Say heroic things that make no sense
Find a boyfriend and save him from a dragon
Practice your British accent
Rent a horse to ride
Work out at the gym
And finally, most importantly,
wear lots of deodorant.

By P.R., 4th grade



Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Mary Phillips, a 6th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. The background music is “Heroic Opportunities” by Sound Critters. Produced by Susan Phillips.

This poem is featured as part of the 2014 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.



Original post: September 18, 2013