I’ve been meaning to return to this space to talk about our latest adventure, homeschooling. But the thing that actually got me back here? This amazing poem. Written today by my amazing seven-year old daughter, Junah Rae. This is her rough draft, I made no suggestions whatsoever to her while she dictated it to me. I added the punctuation as her pauses seemed to indicate and formatted it as verse.
A Little Girl Has A Crown
by Junah Rae
A little girl has a crown.
I don’t know why she wears that crown.
I think she would rather be a girl that lives on a farm that has a lot of pigs and cows.
I’m not sure, but I think she does.
That has a field of corn and tomatoes.
I’m not sure if she would like to, but I think she would.
So, maybe she might want to live on a farm with a horse, too.
And some chickens.
And a rabbit cage.
But, I don’t know why she wears that crown.
Maybe she doesn’t, maybe she does,
I don’t know if she wants to,
But I don’t know why she wears that crown.
And, so I think she’d rather have a barn with it.
And a little house, that’s upstairs.
With a cellar where they keep a bucket full of potatoes to eat.
And also has a little place to ride her horse.
I don’t know why she has that crown,
I think she would rather be a little girl, on a farm,
Living with her mom and dad.
So, I don’t know why she wears that crown.
So, I think I can’t tell you why,
But I think she’s not even a princess or a queen.
I think she’s just playing with someone’s crown that’s real.
And so, don’t ask me why,
But I think she’s playing king and queen,
Because she has a little brother.
Here is her illustration, drawn in Paper by Fifty-Three. It is inserted here at the bottom because I’ve been informed the picture always belongs at the bottom of the poem.