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  • Writer's pictureMichelle S. Kennedy

Spring Fling Kid-Lit Poetry Contest 2021!

Many thanks to Ciara O'Neil and Kaitlyn Sanchez for hosting this year's contest and to all the fabulous prize donators!

NOTE: To comment on my entry please scroll ALL THE WAY DOWN to the bottom of the page and you'll see the comment section below where it says 'recent posts'. Thanks!

Here is my entry:


by Michelle S. Kennedy

Chew and crunch and munch and grow…

A caterpillar is a pro. Eat and chomp! He stuffs his face. A leafless stalk remains in place.

Now he’s fat and needs to rest. He’s got to let his food digest. A chrysalis is his cocoon hiding him from sun and moon.

All cozy warm in his reprieve

and all wrapped up in nature’s sleeve,

he sleeps for days inside the case,

while tucked within its restful space.

When he awakes, he will be changed, equipped with wings and rearranged. He’ll wriggle free, a butterfly. And just like that— he’ll flutter by!

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