Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 1999
Kirby Hall
Niles North High School, Grade 9

The Night's Paintbrush

A shooting star paints the sky
His glance is met
Her lips gradually form a grin
The moon reflects in her eyes

His glance is met
His stomach churns in anticipation
The moon reflects, in her eyes
Shines the warmth of affection

His stomach churns in anticipation
Their hands meet
In the shining warmth of affection
As they join in dance

Their hands meet
Her lips gradually form a grin
As they join in dance,
A shooting star paints the sky compassion