“I Was a …” by Mae Glerum

Mae Glerum (age 6)


I was a rat when the wind blew
I was a butterfly when the sun was out
I was a monkey when it was hot
I was a rain cloud when it rained
I was love when you needed it.

from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Mae Glerum: “Because it’s fun. It is a little bit like musical theatre. I know people who write poetry so I thought I would do it, too.”

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