Sneaking, Running, Blending; Amazing Poetry from My 8yo Son

My 3rd grade son handed me this poem very nonchalantly yesterday.  “I wrote it in class,” he explained. I was blown away.

Boy and Monster, Illustrated by John Bauer

Boy and Monster, Illustrated by John Bauer

Dark departs,
daytime ends.
An abyss is made again.
Rocks surround me.
Knowing what to do,
creeping around the monster.
Now it hears me!
I run ’till I can’t.
End of the world, they say –
I know they lie.
So I keep on going ’till I learn
sneaking around isn’t the way,
neither is running.
Blending is the way.

So, what do you think?

  • Holly Townsend

    That poem is so cute! Now how did you teach your son such wisdom, if only adults to learn to “blend”, oh, what a world! I love the poem.

  • Deb

    Wow! What talent!!
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  • Melissa

    WOW! What more can I say?

  • I would love to know what his teacher did to inspire this. That is amazing!
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  • Lauralee Hensley

    It is deep thinking and profound. He really has a talent there that needs to continue to be encouraged. I think it’s truly an insightful and emotion inspired poem.