Date: May 14th, 2014

Look at What This Kid Can Do

(a poem in praise of YouTube)

by Laura Purdie Salas

Dare to Dream... Change the WorldClickin on this clip—
I wanna kick like that,
Be quick like that.
My footwork’s gonna be
Sick like that.

I never saw a kid
Who could move like that,
Groove like that.
I’ll show you what I got
I’m gonna prove like that.

All around the world
We watch the screen like that.

From Omaha to Seoul
And in between like that.

We’re just a link away—
What’s it mean like that?

I can see myself tomorrow
In a scene like that.

I can dream like that.

I can dream like that!

Copyright © 2012 Laura Purdie Salas. From the book Dare to Dream… Change the World. Kane/Miller Book Publishers. Reprinted by permission of the author.

About The Author

Children's author Laura Purdie SalasLaura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids, including BookSpeak! Poems About Books, Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School, and A Leaf Can Be…. Her books’ honors include NCTE Notable, Bank Street Best Books, Eureka! Gold Medal, IRA Teachers’ Choice, Minnesota Book Award, and more. She loves to introduce kids to poetry and help them find poems they can relate to. She has also written numerous nonfiction books. See more about Laura and her work at

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