The Monster Under the Bed

Last week the monster ate my pets,
that explains the broken collars.
He ate my candy stash, and broke my viola.
He threw rocks at my friends.
But now that doesn't matter,
Because he forgot to pay the rent.


Age: 11, Mann Elementary, Grade: 5

This poem was selected for the 2012 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

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on June 03, 2012

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