Congratulations to the winners of the MS portion of the Louine Schaufler Youth Poetry Contest! Thank you to everyone who submitted to the contest. Thank you to our judge Holly Moseley. Enjoy the poems 🙂
First Place "Burning Feelings" By Samuel Caugherty Rising flame Billowing smoke Ancestral beauty collapses Alarms sound, people rush to save what is left but it is far too late the smoke has left its scar the scent makes eyes sting tears well and they slowly roll down the cheek can’t help but remember what was and what will never be again Memories, Beautiful hills, Unforgettable sites become forgotten charred and lost all thats left is the ground beneath the ashes How could life ever come back here?
Second Place "Ode to Trap Shooting" By Brooke Ver Hey Oh, the gun I grip so tight, I hold it up with all my might, With a loud "PULL" the target is off, Oh, I sure hope I don't miss my shot, The bright orange targets that glide in flight, They sure do soar and take great height, With a big bang and no time to spare, The target that was flying shattered mid air, As I unload my gun with a smile on my face, With hope that I keep that same steady pace, When I think I'm done- The day is still young, So I continue to destroy targets all day long.
Third Place Untitled By Seija Saunders The simple act of floating, Floating, flowing by. When ice floats it seems to be footnoting The simple act of floating By those quoting This guy. The simple act of floating, Floating, flowing, bye.