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Rachel McKenzie


To get inside the head
of a young man’s dreams
think the thoughts of comic book’s
imaginary scenes
Pretty ladies, dashing men,
under bright moonbeams
Kings and knights and far off lands
and evil schemes
Of course he is the hero
the little boy in bed
writing down these stories
that someday will be read
to other little boys and girls
to fill their little heads
with imaginary lifetimes
to dream about instead

© by Rachel McKenzie.
Used with the author’s permission.
© 2020 by John Ferrer


Rachel McKenzie has been a writer and poet for a long time, but is only now letting the world know about it. A semi-retired secretary who loves reading science fiction and hanging out with her teenaged grandson (who also loves to read and write), she lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and cat.



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Lori Levy:
A great match--the poem and the illustration.
Posted 05/01/2020 03:41 PM
Surprise Reading Teacher:
I love the rhythm of the rhyme! And the thought of all those little girls and boys dreaming and reading in their beds!
Posted 05/01/2020 02:57 PM
What a fun poem, and the perfect illustration to go with it!
Posted 05/01/2020 01:47 PM
Perfect illustration for this poem! And I love that it keeps changing!
Posted 05/01/2020 12:30 PM
Posted 05/01/2020 10:04 AM
Larry Schug:
Imagination is the key that unlocks everything, isn't it?
Posted 05/01/2020 08:56 AM
michael escoubas:
I'm in awe! Rachel's poem is winsome and engaging--that would be enough in itself. But John's visual adds an enhancing touch. Well done!!
Posted 05/01/2020 08:40 AM

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