Thursday, May 12, 2011

Daniel's Poem

We just got back from Daniel's writer's workshop tea. It is where his teacher gave us the portfolios of our children's writing assignments throughout the year. The kids also wrote poetry books. Here's my favorite out of Daniel's poetry book:

If I were in charge of the world
I'd cancel school for boys, not girls.
Punishment, work, and also the
only language would be English.

If I were in charge of the world
there'd be dancing animals, free prizes
every week in the mail, $1,000, and
a lot of video games.

If I were in charge of the world
you wouldn't have cars that run on gasoline.
You wouldn't have cigarettes
or death
you wouldn't even have tornados.

If I were in charge of the world
A cat would be a dog. <--my favorite line
all people would be rich.
And a person who sometimes doesn't listen
and sometimes is lazy
would still be allowed to be
in charge of the world.

Okay, so I can't say that I agree with everything in that poem - I'm not raising a little xenophobe or socialist (I hope) but he's 8. We'll get to the finer points of politics when he's old enough to get it.


Dana Cheryl said...

Awesome! I love his poem. I'm curious about what cars would use as fuel if he was in charge of the world. :)

Mary said...

I wondered that too. I keep forgetting to ask him. Mr Fusion comes to mind, though...

Dana Cheryl said...

He's quite the forward thinker!