Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2004
Elizabeth Steinberg
East Prairie School, grade 6

It Doesn't Follow

I want to go,
And run away,
someplace warm and happy.
I want to color in,
the black and white,
and never feel sorrow again.
And every time, I dream
new dream
I always wonder why.
Why don’t they ever happen?
I think I can do it.
I know I can achieve
If I set my mind,
I can do it well.
I feel happy,
But my heart does not follow.