“The Pirate” by Eve Hickey

Eve Hickey (age 9)


The horrible, grimy old pirate
Is the bane of the seven seas.
He’ll slit your throat
And even gloat
As he forces you to your knees.
Before you even see his ship
His slimy crew will tell you RIP
And the only thing you get to say is, “Please.”

from 2017 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Eve Hickey: “I like the way a poem takes a short story and makes it better. Poems are the best stories, almost. And I have fun doing it!”

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