Teen Poetry Corner: February Winners!

Feb 26, 2011 | 2011 Articles, Teens, Terrific Tales

by Valley Teens

These poems were written by local teens who won our February Teen Talk poetry contest. The contest is open to anyone age 14-19 in the Kings River area. Take advantage of this chance to have your poem published online and available for everyone to read! Any subject or type of poem will be considered with five or more poems selected at the end of most months, details below.


by Amanda Hager, Junior, Reedley High School

How much she didn’t want to leave,
Even though the pain was too much to bear,
Admitting such sorrow in her eyes, she did it anyway.
Evaluating her choices, there was only one decision.
Everything seemed so…different.
Now she’s with our Lord in Heaven.

Heaven’s Tears
by Ashley Kuykendall, Senior, Reedley High School

Heaven is crying a flood of tears
Soldiers are dying too many years

Heaven is angry lighting appears
Soldiers keep fighting, they have no fears
Heaven is stating Bring soldiers home
Families tired of waiting nowhere to roam
Heaven still weeps to keep our country free
Crying out to brave soldiers Fighting for liberty.

by Jesikah Chafa, Senior, Reedley High School

What does it mean?

It is all just a fake scene, a poor representation of a dream.
You my dear, are the scene queen every teenage boy’s night time dream.

Every girl wants to be you.
Every boy wants to date you.

You are pretty, that is true, but soon enough you will become old news.
At twenty-five you will be replaced, someone new will take your place.

A fifteen year old with a baby face, and a body that is out of place.
You got on by looks, never read any school books.

Now your looks are gone, however will you continue on?
California dreams like gold, but the reality leaves us feeling cold.

Where twenty-five is oh so old, and no one,
Oh no one should ever break the mold.

My little Boo
by Nina Moreno, Senior Reedley High School

I remember
When you were born and in my hand.

I remember
I bottled fed you in my hand and the bottle was bigger than you.

I remember
When you took your first steps.

I remember
When you rubbed your body against my legs.

I remember
You cried to be loved and hugged.

I remember
Your rumbling purr when you were relaxed.

I remember
You watching the fireworks in the sky that night right by my side.

I remember
That was the night you never came back.

I remember
Standing on the porch with your favorite toy.

And all I heard was your little bell jingling in the wind.
Every now and then I hear a jingle hoping that you’re coming back home.

Do Not Haunt Me
by Amanda Hager, Junior, Reedley High School

Do not haunt me by your mistakes.
I wanted to know why,
But now I just cry.
What’s to live for,
If you just die?
I need a reason to believe you,
Or will I just tease you?
Your mistakes are my promises,
What you didn’t,
It’s what I’ll do.
I’ll just remember,
I’m not like you.

Kings River Life Magazine
Monthly Teen Poetry Contest

See your poem published!

Submit entries via an email to life[at]kingsriverlife[dot]com, our Submission Form or snail mail: Kings River Life Magazine, P.O. Box 1355, Reedley, CA 93654. Include your full name, age, grade and the school you attend with each entry — no inappropriate material will be considered. Feel free to email us or use our Contact Form if you have any questions. You will also be asked for a couple lines of biographical information if your poem is chosen. We look forward to your entries!

In the meantime, check out our Teen Talk section with weekly articles including reviews, opinion pieces, local band profiles, area high school and college goings-on — all written by local teens. Be sure to follow us on Twitter too as we will be having giveaways for all Kings River Life readers of tickets, CDs, books, t-shirts and more.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.