Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2003
Anna Gorman
Old Orchard Junior High, grade 8


Anna is tired
She needs a rest
Anna is writing
In the third face

Anna’s got migraine
The worst in the world
Anna’s mind on the highway
Anna’s soul in the dirt

Anna is crazy
Anna is sad
Anna is lazy
Anna’s been bad
Anna is battered
Anna’s confused
Anna’s dreams shattered
Anna’s heart bruised
Anna is faithless
Anna’s insane
Anna is hopeless
Anna-is my name.