Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2004
Marissa Mitchell
Timber Ridge Magnet School, grade 7

In a world where
Each mystery solved
Produces three more
Will we ever
Solve the mystery of life?

In a video arcade where
Each level beaten
Produces three more
Will we ever
Beat this game?

In a maze where
Each path followed
Produces three more
Will we ever
Find a way out?

In a story where
Each truth told
Produces three more
Will we ever
Discover the true story?

And if we do
Solve the mystery
Beat the game
Find the way out
Discover the true story
Will we be in
Heaven or Hell,
And how will we know?