“Candy Bandits” by Rosemary Santos

Rosemary Santos (age 6)


All around the world
candy has vanished from houses and stores.
Everyone is really sad …

They will get to like: cheese, crackers, rice, bread, and fruit.
It’s for their health, after all!
Their health is a joy.

Sorry, people.
Hope you like all your healthy food!

HA ha ha ha ha ha
Happy April Fool’s Day, folks!

from 2018 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Rosemary Santos: “I like to write poems because my Daddy writes them. It’s like singing but talking. Poetry is a beautiful way to express your feelings and it’s really fun to write!”

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