Thursday, June 13, 2019

DMC: A cherita by Diane Mayr

you are the class doodler

the teacher says, "get out 
your pencils, we'll need to write"

your brain says, "get out 
my pencil and I will draw the worlds
I do not have words for"

© 2019 Diane Mayr. All rights reserved.

Click HERE to read this month's interview with Karen Boss, Editor at Charlesbridge. Her challenge this month is to write a poem in second person, speaking directly to a kid or kids about something that you think is important for them to know.

Post your poem on our June 2019 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, June 28th. One lucky participant will win a copy of I Am Someone Else: Poems About Pretending, collected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Chris Hsu, available online for preorder, and coming to a bookstore near you on July 2, 2019.


  1. You draw a beautiful poem with your words, Diane. This rings so true to me!

  2. It's wonderful, Diane. I recall a few who would connect with your advice!

  3. Love the implied permission to be yourself. Great advice, beautiful words.

  4. From the cherita master, another great one!

  5. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words, and also to Michelle who provides the opportunity for sharing.

  6. I read this on the Padlet and fell in love with it immediately. Fabulous answer to the challenge.