Congratulations to our Poetry Contest Winner Erica Kruse!
National Poetry Month Contest!
To celebrate National Poetry Month (April 2021) we launched a poetry contest for the Teen Poets in our community!
We chose Erica Kruse's, a Junior at Highlands High School, poem: Christmas to be our winner. Read their talented work below!
by Erica Kruse
And the cinemas closed.
I don’t know how long it’s been closed,
there’s not even much left to believe in
But the big tree in the main hall is still wonderful,
And the hot chocolates still always too warm,
I can feel it in the pit of my stomach
And you’re smiling
Its 10 degrees and you’re smiling
An almost sickening smile and I can’t stop staring
“what are you thinking about?” she asks
“nothing” I respond
But I’m thinking about everything,
How nice it is to be here,
Red coat and matching blush
Candy canes lining the train tracks
And a sense of a good year welling in my eyes
snow is falling,
it’s sticking to my red scarf like a children’s illustration
and I’m left to think
are there still good people in the world?
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