Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2000
Sarah Shiek
McCracken Middle School, Grade 6

The Living Prairie

Caterpillars walking to the plants under the sunlight which is
beating down on them
They are so hot with all the fuzz on their back they keep
walking faster to get to plants
Such as the big bluestems and the little bluestems, so they
would be in the shade
They could hear the hawks gliding in the air and the diving in to
catch fish
The sky was a beautiful blue and the plants were the color of grass green