Oscar, grade 4
A good reason to write a poem is
because you make up funny sentences.
Because you wonder why you eat.
Because you wonder why we like Gatorade.
Because you want to be a doctor.
Because you want to play.
Because you want to sleep.
Because you want to say bye.
Oscar is a 4th grader who attends MOI's After-School Homework Help program, where he works with our Writer-in-Residence after finishing his homework to write poetry and prose. The completed works are compiled into an end-of-semester chapbook. This piece is from One Pencil, One Student, which released in May 2018.