Congratulations to the winner of the Teen Poetry Contest, Keira D! Honorable mention to Gryphon A. Judges comments are available to the participants by request at the library.
By Keira D.
Gray brown mottled tree,
Branches shorn save few twisted limbs,
On which lifeless leaves cling to by threads,
But poise themselves to flee.
Everyone says it’s dead,
But I know better.
Though the trunk that once stood erectly,
Is stripped of bark, and warped,
I think, like a cursive letter,
She is twisted artistically
No protective walls,
To hide behind,
Holes that reveal her heartwood.
Her honest, genuine, appearance,
She seems to be waiting.
Perhaps for her story to be told?
The curse reversed?
Does she need a fairytale romance?
Or does she just need,
To fall in love,
With something she once hated?
But what if that thing she hated,
And what if that scarred tree,
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