The other kids all laugh at me,

When I say I write poetry.

“Mushy! Yucky!” they all taunt,

“Sappy love words we don’t want!”


“But,” I say with pencil raised,

“Poems help us all to crack the maze,

Of life, the world, and our place in it,

Great stories told in just mere minutes!”


“Baloney! Hogwash!” they all roar,

And settle smugly upon the floor.

With verdict in, paid out abuse,

They resume enchantment with Dr. Suess.