Proofread Your Heart


Oh no, my daughter is a poet. 


Proofread Your Heart

When hatred takes over

your heart, whisper to me

when your goddess fails


when the world is gone





an answer

when the sound of

guns and bullets

crashes down

whisper to me for even

up here

I can hear.

— Livia Svenvold McPhee, 10 years old

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6 Responses to “Proofread Your Heart”

  1. Wow. That is all I have to say. WOW.

  2. 3 susan cirigliano

    I agree with WOW, Livia that is a lovely poet

    • 4 marthamcphee

      Thank you, Susan. Thanks for writing. That means the world, coming from her art teacher! I’ll be sure to show Livia.

  3. Perfect for National Poetry Month — great job! I’m also a poet. If you visit me at Sunny Room Studio, I write a blog and share some of my poetry there, as well. It’s great you are writing so young and so well! Best wishes.

    • 6 marthamcphee

      Thank you. I will share this with my daughter and we’ll look at your poetry site. Best, Martha

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