Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2003
Aaron Zolotor
East Prairie School, grade 8

Darkness of Our Hearts

When we lose something
It goes into the darkness of our hearts
When we lose someone
It goes into the darkness of our hearts
When we realize we are not good enough
It goes into the darkness of our hearts
When we know there is nothing we can do
It goes into the darkness of our hearts
When we realize we can not stop it
The darkness of our hearts
Will consume us