Oh, tacos del Julio, you are the object of my nine lives!
You are always hot and ready!
You always taste so good because I made you!
You are easy to cook.
Compared to you, tacos mios, pizza has too much cheese
And fries taste like salt!
I want everything made out of tacos!
I want it to rain tacos mios!
Oh, tacos, how I love you!
by Julio, 4th grade
Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Alex Cweren, a 7th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. The background music is “Taquito Militar” by Eddy Navia. Produced by Susan Phillips.
This poem is featured as part of the 2014 Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.