NYWC Ten Under 10: “Feelings” by Lucia Snajdr, Age 5

Welcome to NYWC’s Ten Under 10 Writing Series, featuring the poetry of members of our youth writing workshops under the age of 10.


By Lucia Snajdr, Age 5

A dull night is bad.
It is bad because you have toys and you pretend to
be bored.

An exciting night is having a party for dinner.

An exciting morning is having waffles for
An exciting morning is not going to school.
An exciting morning is not changing into your real

A dull morning is you have to have cereal.
A dull morning is a rain storm.

A dull afternoon is not having your friends over.
A dull afternoon is going to school.
A dull afternoon is having no sushi.
A dull afternoon is having your tree get cut down.
A dull afternoon is having your mommy go to

Lucia Snajdr’s “Feelings” appeared in 2011’s I Feel Surreal: Writing from the Ridge Kids when she was five years old. You’ll find this and other writing from our youth program in the NYWC Bookstore.


Many thanks to our Ten Under 10 Media Partners



NYWC’s Ten Under 10 Writing Series is a virtual event for 10 Days of NYWC.

Help NYWC raise as many $10 donations as possible October 22-31 during 10 Days of NYWC and compete to win some great prizes!  If we raise $10,000 or more during the 10 Days of NYWC, every dollar raised will be matched by an anonymous family foundation, so please help us exceed this goal to turn $10,000 into over $20,000! Every donation counts, and you can participate in a few ways.

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