What in the World

What in the world is going on?
I have a feeling I am dead.
What in the world is going on?
I picked up a person and it said ouch.

Everyone’s having fun without me.
I’m as lonely as can be.
Then along came a little pig and he said,
“Did you forget I’m your friend?
Come Play with me.”

Now I know what’s going on, for him and me,
But nobody else.
What in the world?
Everybody says there’s something wrong.
What in the world is going on?

– Written by Anna Williams at Age 4


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Anna Vera Williams is a poet, a photographer, a blogger, and a webmaster. She is the webmaster of Poems, Poets, & Poetry, which provides poetry resources and allows other poets to showcase their work. Her photographs can be found at Anna Vera's Photography, and her books and photos can be purchased at Lulu.com.

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7 Responses to “What in the World”

  1. writerwoman Says:

    That shows remarkable talent for only being 4 years old at the time.

  2. Rax Says:

    i agree. when i was 4 i didn’t even know the meaning of being dead.

    the curious child quality comes out strong in questions often asked by even us adults. amazing!

  3. Anna Says:

    For some reason that poem seemed to hold true for me throughout a lot of my life. Which is I guess why I liked it. I do remember that when I used the expression “what in the world is going on” at that age I meant it literally and not just as an idiom.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    very good for a Eight year old i liked your poem!!!!!

  5. Arti Honrao Says:


    I do not remember anything of the time when I was 4, but yes, one thing, I knew …
    I did NOT know anything about poems!


  6. ekhosama Says:

    Oh my god! At age 4, I could barely speak let along write poetry. I started at 10, lucky u Anna

  7. Anonymous Says:

    wow all I remember doing when I was 4 was pouring orange juice on my head either 2,3, or 4.

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