An expert for a poem. Do you know the author of this poem?

found in the book The perks of being a wallflower

Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines

he wrote a poem

And he called it “Chops”

because that was the name of his dog

And that’s what is was all about

And his teacher gave him an A

and a gold star

And his mother hung it on the kitchen door

and read it to his aunts

That was the year Father Tracy

took all the kids to the zoo

And he let them sing on the bus

And his little sister was born

with tiny toenails and no hair

And his mother and father kissed a lot

And the girl around the corner sent him a

Valentine signed with a row of X’s

and he had to ask his father what the X’s meant

And his father always tucked him into bed at night

And he was always there to do it

Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines

he wrote a poem

And he called it “Autumn”

because that was the name of the season

And that’s what it was all about

And his teacher gave him an A

and asked him to write more clearly...


*exerpt is what i wanted to say

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Chbosky wrote a novel which includes or refers to the poem:

    It actually was written by Dr. Earl Reum, there is a story of a 14 year old boy (Patrick Comeaux) who used it as a suicide note, and wrote parts of it down wrong, but this has neither been proven nor disproven. Stephen Chbosky, the author of "The perks of being a wallflower," used it in his book and made this remark on the dedication page;

    "And Finally . . .

    Dr. Earl Reum for writing a beautiful poem

    and Patrick Comeaux for remembering it wrong when he was 14."

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, he's Stephen Chbosky

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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