Poem by Vaishnavi Radhakrishnan, inspired by Naomi Shihab Nye’s “One boy told me”
What is awestruck?
You make me awestruck
Why do grown-ups pray with their eyes closed?
Don’t they want to see when God says hello?
Someone left an oreo cookie open in the sky
His name is moon
If I never cut my hair will it grow till my toes
That’ll be ticklish
I’m going to teach the bees a new song
They always sing bzzz only
This big onion gobbled up a baby onion
If everybody eats paints for breakfast
Nobody would say rude words. Mean is a rude word.
My heart is definitely bigger than the size of my fist
I home hills of happiness within it
It’s very hot today
I can lend the sun my shades
Why don’t adults ask for bedtime stories
They too can have good dreams like me
Don’t mess with me today
I’m a ninja or a power ranger depending on my costume
Can fishes blink?
Why do we read only from left to write?
If we read from right to left
Love would sound like e-v-o-l (evil)
I hope love never becomes evil
For infinity years.