“Nobody Likes Me” by Peyton Vernon

Peyton Vernon (age 6)


I don’t know why girls do not like me.
I still wear pink dresses,
They are pretty and sparkly and have crystals on them.
This night I saw a fairy godmother.
When she came in, I made my wish.
My wish was to be a fairy.
In the morning I spread magic everywhere.
Soon people started to like me. 
So I put pixie dust on everyone.

from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Peyton Vernon: “I just love to write and tell stories. I think they make people really happy.”

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