Beanery Online Literary Magazine

June 11, 2008

IMAGINATIVE, ORIGINAL, PURE, PROFOUND POEMS by CHILDREN

Not long ago, while cleaning out my writing files, I found a folder of poems written by elementary students. They were in my possession because I had been a judge of the children’s writing works. I sorted out what was the best of them and we reviewed them at a recent Beanery Writers Group meeting. Since I had no way of contacting the students of these poems, some of which I wanted to post, I had to dispose of them, and after the meeting very sorrowfully burned the papers. After reading some of them, Kathleen wrote the following poem, which ends with a question.  Carolyn

To touch the heart, make us laugh

take us back…

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