Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Yucky Little Monster

I wrote this poem two days after Emma was taken to Memphis.  Some of you may have read it before, but it is something that I hold dear, so I thought I would share it here!

By: Katie Clark, for Emma Clark
In Honor of Dr. Scott Howard

A yucky little monster went floating through the air
I swallowed him by accident, quite unaware.

I didn’t see him in there, he’s a sneaky little guy,
Hiding every time I laughed and every time I cried.

Then that yucky little monster went and did what he does best.
He grew and grew and grew, getting bigger in my chest.

He made me really sick, he took away my fun,
But I will have the last laugh when the day is done!

You see, I met a superhero who knows just what to do.
Fighting little monsters is his favorite thing to do.

So we will fight the monster, and one day we will win.
Good bye little monster.  Don’t come back again!


  1. This is such a great tribute to Emma (and the doctor). She's so blessed to have you.

  2. I hope you have shared this with your doctor. I bet he would love it.


  3. Thanks Ellen and Courtney! I actually framed this and gave it to our doc as a gift. He did seem to like it (but you never know ; )!

  4. I remember this poem. It always gives me goosebumps when I read it!

  5. Katie, you brought tears to my eyes. You and your daughter are amazing people.

  6. I remember reading this on the retreat. Thanks for sharing it with us again.

  7. So we will fight the monster, and one day we will win.

    Yes, you will! Loved this poem.

  8. Thanks everyone! I'm glad that others find it as special as I do : )