• May 6, 2022

    Fourth grader’s poem selected for publication

    Kriti KulkarniA fourth grader from Baker Elementary School can add published poet to her list of achievements. Kriti Kulkarni’s poem titled, “Pencil vs. Pen,” was selected for publication in the Creative Communication spring poetry contest.

    Kriti, a student in Mrs. Kelsey O’Leary’s classroom, will have her poem included in the book, "A Celebration of Poets.”

    According to the notification Kriti received from Creative Communication, “this is an honor, as most students are not invited to be published. This publication brings together the best student authors in the United States.”

    According to its website, “Creative Communication is devoted to the promotion of writing, teaching and appreciation of student writing. The intent of our student writing contests is to motivate student writers. The top entries are published in an anthology that will record the creative insights of today's student writers.”

    Learn more about Creative Communications online: https://www.poeticpower.com/students.

    Pencil vs. Pen

    Pencil vs. Pen
    Who should I choose and when? 

    Proud Pencil declares,
    “Oh Pen, don’t think you are always right 
    For you cannot erase what you write.”

    Clever Pen responds,
    “Oh Pencil, mind what you say 
    For with me the sharpener stays away.”

    Snooty Pencil remarks,
    “Now Pen, your ink can run out 
    And kids shall sadly pout.”

    Sharp-witted Pen retorts,
    “Now now Pencil, you must calm down 
    For with a sharp tip you can poke children around!”

    Pencil vs. Pen
    Who should I choose and when?
    Well, who would you choose my friend?

    Kriti Kulkarni, Age: 9, Grade 4
    Baker Elementary School, Upper St. Clair, PA