Mary Jane is a friend of mine,
she is really friendly and very nice,
but she is quite weird and mysterious,
and wait until you hear this:
she can turn a wrench into a hen,
a hamster-feed pellet into some men.
And don't ask me how Mary Jane does this,
because as I told you,
she is mysterious.
|picture of the author, Concealed Light|
As the mother, naturally I kvell and admit that I am biased: everything my children do is great. But trying to remove myself from the parental role, I gotta admit this is pretty good. Wacky and fun, Concealed Light has written a great poem. Way better than I ever did in 3rd grade. It was published in her school's first-ever literary publication, and while the town library judges made a grave error by not awarding her a prize for its entry in this year's poetry contest, there is more great stuff where that came from. She says she wants to be a writer. Oh, how I would love to send her to a writing workshop. One day maybe that will happen. Until then, I encourage her to keep on reading and writing.