I have an awesome Twitter search system and I follow teens and parents from around the world. I’ve also been spotting talented teenagers for many years, and for the last eight as authors for Double Take. I’ll put my teen authors up against any in the world, and I hope you’ll give them a read in the Dear Dr. Wes books. But I have to give a shout out to @sandrapetz from Canada, for some consistently amazing work on her Twitter feed. I retweet her a lot and if you follow me you can see what she has to say or go straight to the source. While you’re at it, beg Sandra to blog for us!
Here’s what I’m calling Twitter Poetry from Sandra. I did a tiny bit of editing here, removing all but the first hashtag and promoted two of her lines to where they fit a little better. Otherwise, this is straight up.
What a world we live in when we can share art this way….#WhatIMissMost how my hoodies always used to smell like you. having late night conversations with you. how close we used to be SUMMER the days when you would knock on your friends door to ask them if they wanted to play outside with you. the days when I could run around naked and it wasn’t weird. Childhood, how I miss you. not having braces. looking in the mirror and being happy with what I see. putting my head on my pillow at night and knocking right out with no worries or cares.