Wilton seventh grader’s poem appears in national magazine

“Bicycle,” a poem by 13-year-old Wilton resident Meredith Macey, was published in the December 2014 issue of national children’s magazine Highlights.

“I thought it might be fun to submit my work since I knew they published student work in the ‘Your Own Page’ section,” said Meredith, a seventh grader at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan.

“Each month, Highlights receives hundreds of submissions,” she said, “and only publishes a few, so it was a huge honor to see my poem published.”

Meredith’s “Bicycle” poem was also published in the Atlantic region compilation of A Celebration of Poets in 2013.

Meredith said she writes a lot of poetry with subjects that range from her family to seasons. She also recently finished a short chapter book about a girl who is a skier.

“I love writing. It is one of my favorite hobbies,” she said. “I like to write about things going on in my life and create new characters around them. In writing, you can create anything.”

In addition to writing, Meredith enjoys skiing, computer programming, musical theater, tennis and cross-country running.


I sit here freezing in the winter,

The life sinking out of me

As my tires become flat.

Wait patiently, wait patiently.

Days nag on till summer.

Have they forgotten about me?

I am propped in a corner.

Nobody to keep me company

Except that eight-legged hairy dude.

He sits on my handlebars.

Have I been left here to rot?

Like an old car left alone to rust.

Wait patiently, wait patiently.