Here their submissions—in which a kitty cat and bugs speak to us in poetic voices.
Brimful Curiosities wrote:
After reading your post with my preschool daughter, she decided to try her hand at dictating a mask poem today. Thought you might enjoy.
I am a kitty cat
with sharp claws to scratch you.
I have a lovely little purr,
and I'm just a baby.
I can fit through little cracks
and cuddle in a little comfy box
where you can never find me.
I am a girl kitty cat,
and I love you.
A BUG'S VIEW
by Jill Corcoran
Stop squishing. Stop swatting. Stop stepping on us.
Why do all you big people make such a fuss?
We're just little bugs try'n to live our short lives.
Why don't you go pick on some bug your own size?
And from Amy Ludwig VanDerwater:
I’m a lone potato bug
who loves a leggy ladybug
who doesn’t know a pillbug
from a winter afternoon.
I long to give that gal a call
whisk her from the garden wall
polka dance her to a ball
underneath the moon.
She and I should tie the knot.
But camouflaged I’m hard to spot.
She cannot see
Pillbugs are a lonesome lot.
I'm in love.
The lady’s not.
© Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Thanks, all, for your fine submissions!