Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2001
Hannah Shefsky
Sager Solomon Schechter Middle School, Grade 7

Calm

I run. I feel the wind in my hair.
I am calm.
I sit. The morning dew tickles my feet.
I am calm.

Calm. Calm as a sea with waves rippling on the surface.
Calm. Calm as a sunset disappearing into the water.

I smile. I feel my face lighten, glowing like the moon.
I am calm.
I cry. I taste my salty tears rolling down my cheeks.
Then I am calm.