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Young Writers in Action: Maybe Someday

MAYBE SOMEDAY
by Liora, 10, Manhattan, USA

Child reading newspaper. Photo courtesy pexels.comThere is this thing called the coronavirus
It canceled my art class where we drew on papyrus
It canceled everything including school
I can’t even go swimming in my building’s pool

I can’t see my friends
Or get any books that they usually lend
It’s always in a newspaper or on the news
It really gives me the blues

Oh how I wish it would go away
Maybe someday


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Young Writers in Action: My Shirt is Gone

MY SHIRT IS GONE
by Liora, 10, Manhattan, USA

Person half in half out of a laudromat washer. Photo courtesy pexels.com

My shirt is gone
I checked everywhere, including the lawn

I checked in the freezer
And in my favourite game called Brain Teaser

I checked under my bed
Even on my Barbie’s head

I checked in my laundry and in my closet
And in my bank account where I put money to deposit

I checked in the shower in the bathroom
But only ended up making it look like a lagoon

My mum screamed at me because I went through her clothes
And ruffled in her bathroom through all the bows

Oh my shirt, where can it be?
I checked everywhere and then realised it was right on me!


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Young writers in action: Back to School

BACK TO SCHOOL
by Liora, 9, Manhattan, USA

Close up on an open notebook with words highlighted. Photo courtesy of pexels.com

Oh no, the summer is over, it’s time to go back to our schools
There is so much homework and so many rules!

You have to go shopping for school supplies
When you’d rather be eating a hamburger and fries

You’ll have PE, reading, science, math and more
And you mumble to yourself that this is quite a bore

But at least, you’ll see all your friends again
And for that I would give away my lucky pen.


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Young Writers in Action: Mamie

MAMIE
by Liora, 9, Manhattan, USA

This woman is nice
This woman is respectful
This woman likes rice
This woman is grateful

This woman is funny
This woman is fancy
This woman is as sweet as honey
This woman likes coffee

This woman likes children
This woman gives to the poor
This woman eats lemon
This woman likes to bring me to the store

This woman is my grandmother
This woman has two brothers
I hope she likes to sip coffee in a cafe
Wishing her a very happy Mother’s Day!Photo of coffee and flowers by Ylanite Koppens via pexels.com


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Young Writers in Action: Cheese rolling

CHEESE ROLLING
by Liora, 9, Manhattan, USA

 Photo by Min An from Pexels

“Go, go, go!”  The mascot cheers.
“Crunch” The grass gets run over by all the people rolling all over it, determined to get the cheese.
The referees discuss the game, making sure it’s fair.
While the girl players get their face covered with hair.
“Woohoo, so close, get the cheese!” a fan in the audience cheers.
Players dodge and cheer, run and fall,
tumble and flip, in order to catch the cheese.
Thump!” That’s the sound of  players falling all over each other.
Then someone says, “oh brother.”
They have just figured out that someone found the cheese.


This is Liora’s first poem for Alphabet Soup. To send us YOUR story, poem, artwork or book review, check out our submission guidelines.