Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2003
Jennifer Lynn Hedstrom
Niles West High School, grade 11


seems to me that I’ve returned to a year ago
when I was caught up in all your charms
and wanted to be held in your arms
seems I’ve returned to the same place
a waltz around the room
that always returns to you
but every time you add some steps
that are difficult and new
a year ago was a year ago
and a year ago is today