“My Kitty” by Eva Mathew

Eva Mathew (age 11)

MY KITTY

My kitty scratched my door and he woke me in the night
Yes my kitty scratched my door and he woke me in the night
So I got out of bed and I scooped him right up
And brought him outside
To the soft moon light

from 2016 Rattle Young Poets Anthology

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Why do you like to write poetry?

Eva Mathew: “The reason I like to write poetry is because I feel free when I do it. I feel like I can just plop my pencil on my paper and let it flow across the page and I will come up with a perfect poem. Well of course I will have to look at it again and make a few changes but that is how I feel when I write poetry. Another reason I like to write poetry is because I can think of my day or a previous one and try to come up with a poem that will explain my day in a fun way. That’s what I did with my poem ‘My Kitty.’”