Janna Sobel, Poet-in-Residence
School: Mark T. Skinner Classical School
a poem by Abbinav G.,
2011 Anthology of Student Verse
Right now I feel like a music box that has gotten
batteries, and sometimes stops. But I used
to be a music box with no batteries.
But at five I was a fragile, skinny cheetah
in a big, lighted factory. At six I was a wise and quick
usually doing some cunning tricks.
At seven I was a superhero, soaring in the sky
helping people passing by.
Now I have told you about my past.
Now think of your past, and tell me about it
when you turn nine.
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