Taylor Swift’s pen game has been nothing short of magical since she was the tender age of ten.
A fan posted a screenshot of the poem Taylor wrote at ten years old. The caption read: “Reminder that taylor [sic] won a national poetry contest in 4th grade… she HAS been the songwriter of the decade.”
The poem “A Monster In My Closet” is one of the earliest examples of Taylor’s current writing style.
There’s a monster in my closet and I don’t know what to do!
Have you ever seen him?
Has he ever pounced on you?
I wonder what he looks like!
Is he purple with red eyes?
I wonder what he likes to eat.
What about his size!!
Tonight I’m gonna catch him!
I’ll set a real big trap!
Then I’ll train him really well.
He’ll answer when I clap!
When I looked up in that closet, there was nothing there but stuff.
I know that monster’s in there!
I heard him huff and puff!
Could it be he wants to eat me?
Maybe I’m his favourite tray.
And if he comes to get me,
I’ll scream loudly, 'Go away!!'
If he’s nice, I’ll name him 'Happy.'
If he’s bad I’ll name him 'Grouch.'
I suspect that he is leaving, but if not… I’ll kick him out!
- Taylor Swift - 'A Monster In My Closet'