Poetry Friday: Nate, age 7

February 12th, 2010

We’d like to introduce you to Randi Allison. Some people collect dolls, some collect baseball cards, Randi Allison collects children’s writing. For more than 25 years Randi has taught and shared her love and gift of literature with both children and adults alike. Randi has collected over 1300 children’s writings over the years. The children’s writings are beacons of light shining hope, faith, and courage. Randi is the author of Tastes Like Chocolate, thoughts from young people, (Crane Press, 2007). Randi currently lives in Colorado with her husband and continues to share her love of literacy with the children and adults of Douglas County School District, Colorado.

With all the snowy weather a lot of the country has seen, we thought we’d share this poem by Nate:

I am inside with my big brother
and he says,
“Let’s go out and walk in the snow.”

My big brother walks into the snow.
I follow and walk in his footprints
and I think,
someday when I’m grown up
I am going to walk
just like him.

age 7

In Nate’s own words…

The day I wrote this poem it was in January right after my brother’s birthday, and my brother said, “Let’s go outside and walk in the snow.” We got on our boots and jackets and mittens and scarves, we headed out. As we were walking I was behind my brother and I looked down and I began to walk in his footsteps, thinking, ‘someday I want to be just like him.’

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Rose  |  February 12th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Nate! What a great 7-year-old face!

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