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Blackout Poetry Contest 2014


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                     I close my eyes and
                See               him
                                    with his                  dark hair
 and              
 dark                                                                                eyes
 
    My memory so potent,
 so tangible   every   pore                                   accounted for
  And when I open my eyes,

    I place my hand in his                                     his
 arms around   me      
    our bodies swaying,   our feet floating
 twirling to a melody heard only by us.
     
         
  we are  
       
      reluctant to let our 
         
 song end.    
     
 
 
 Even      after he's                   gone
       

Jen Smith, Grade 8, Boardman High School


 
           


      I
             
             
         
  changed pretty much overnight
 
 
     
         
That's the pathetic thing
         
    Everyone tries so hard to be someone they aren't
         
  I don't know who I am
how can I even try to
   be who I am, much less someone I'm not?
       


       
     
    I don't fit in anywhere.  
         
       
  So there I was,    
         
         
         
   just like that.    
         
         
         
         
         
         

 

Abby Emerick, Grade 8, Canfield Village Middle School


For winners of the 2013 Blackout Poetry Contest, click here