Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2004
Kenzie Parry
Niles North High School, grade 9

That Girl:

That girl is hideous

That girl is fat

She looks like an elephant

Or maybe a rat

That girl is annoying

She won’t go away

She’s clinging to me

She’s with me every day

That girl is a loser

That girl is a freak

She thinks she’s so cool

That girl is a geek

That girl is antisocial

She has no friends

Nobody likes her

She’s not up with the trends

That girl is psycho

That girl is strange

She’s always been that way

Her world needs to change

I wish I could leave her

She should just let me be

But there’s one little problem:

That girl is me