Winning Poems from the Young Writers Poetry Contest

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Winning Poems from the Young Writers Poetry Contest

A winner reads her poemThis Spring, young writers participated in the Georgetown Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. The judges had a tough time selecting winners from the eighty five entries to the contest. The First Place Winners received a quill pen with ink and a blank book. Second Place winners received a blank book for poetry writing.  Below are the winning poems. Congratulations to all the winners!
 



First Place in the 6-9 Age Group: Sun and Moon by Anna
 
Sun
Hot, fierce
Burning, tanning, blazing
Orange, yellow……… white, black
Glowing, evolving, cycling
Black, heartless
Moon
 
 
Second Place in the 6-9 Age Group: Rain Reading by Ruby
 
It is raining
The leathery folds of my book
Smell like magic
Just as they are
 
First Place in the 10-12 Age Group: Seasons by Ruth
 
Winter slowly slyly creeps up on you.
Grabbing onto you,
Pulling you into its den.
Beckoning you into its harsh icy dragging kingdom.
 
Spring is a young bubbly chick coming into life.
Flapping its wings,
Carefree and happy.
Flying through the flowery meadows like fairies.
 
Summer swings through silver stars.
The breeze swishes,
The grass sways.
Sway Sway Sway.
 
The criss-crossing weaving path leading to Autumn.
Footsteps crunching,
Leaves rustling.
Forming a blanket of crackling crowded leaves.
 
Second Place in the 10-12 Age Group: The Friendly Beach by Sophie
 
Today the sand tickles my toes,
And sticks to my body like honey
The salt from the sea creeps into my mouth,
Like smoke from a burning fire
 
A gust of hauling wind sends my hair dancing
Twinkling sound of ice cream trucks along the sea front.
Laughing with friends and family
Building sandcastles,
Trapping them in sand bodies.
 
Fish and salty chips slipping happily down my throat,
The smell of vinegar surrounding the beach like a deadly gas.
 
Today the sand tickles my toes,
And sticks to my body like honey,
The salt from the sea creeps into my mouth,
Like smoke from a burning fire.