Short Words

Written by: Joyce Johnson

I did not think the task was hard
To speak in one word form.
"A child can do that well," I said.
"For him it is the norm.

I know this will be fun to do,
I could win the first place prize."
And then I found how tough it is 
To write with words small size.

I tried and tried and tried once more,
Each time big words were there.
I have big thoughts, but must think small,
My bright, bold dreams to share.

Read on dear friend, the words I say
Will jump right off the page
And prove that you can do it too,
Write for the young in age.