Poetry Friday-March for Kids Lives


Happy Poetry Friday!

I’m getting ready for another March in Chicago–this Saturday’s March For Our Lives. I’m sharing a tanka poem and my poster that I will carry. I hope to get the backside of the poster done before the March.


Guns gotta go–
Schools gotta be safe
for kids to learn and grow!
Neighborhoods gotta be safe
for kids to meet and play!

Second Amendment’s
archaic–A militia
securing a free state?
Bearing guns doesn’t protect

© 2018 Michelle Kogan

The industrious poet Laura Purdie Salas at Writing the World for Kids is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup. Thanks Laura!




About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
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18 Responses to Poetry Friday-March for Kids Lives

  1. Cathy says:

    Love your poster and your poem. Let’s hope people in this country will listen. Thank you for lifting your voice.

  2. Tabatha says:

    What a cool poster to carry! We are going to the March in DC. I’m glad that it is going to be big, but I’m a little scared about how packed it is going to be!

  3. jama says:

    Awesome poster/poem, Michelle. Stay safe tomorrow and thank you for marching!

  4. lindabaie says:

    The poster and the poem hold what I wish everyone would believe, to keep their kids safe. I never imagined this kind of world we live in now. Thanks, Michelle.

  5. Have a good march, Michelle. Love your attention-getting poem/poster. So sad that there is a need for it:>(

  6. I love the poster! And, the poem. I hope you can take both with you to the march. Thank you for marching. We have GOT to get our world back.

  7. Kay Mcgriff says:

    Love the poster and the poem. And i have been blown away by the response to today’s marches all across the country. The future is in good hands with these kids.

  8. Hope you got the back side of your sign done, Michelle. I bet it was a big hit! I thought about you today at our local march… no signs there nearly as pretty.

  9. Great sign. I hope you had a good time.

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