Why I Write


to tell you

what my granddaughter knows

because she is  two

walks into Fed Ex

or a crazy barber shop on Halloween

asks for candy because she wants

candy knows  people

want to give her candy  though

she refused to wear her Minion costume

candy’s what she wants

what we want

to give she knows

we most of us

in spite of all that can happen

she knows we know how to give




Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. I loved this…. When my now 5 year old granddaughter was 2, dressed in her tiger costume. I accompanied her trick or treating. Her Dada said “Go up to the door, they’ll give you candy. Bring it back to me and put it in the bag and we’ll check it later”…Well she did the first two times. The third she took the candy and ran…. Oh… the joys of Grandparenthood….thanks for sharing

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