Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2005
Kara Mae Won Mui
Lincoln Junior High
School, grade 7
Lament to Rosen Mountains
The sky has been burned
the color of a faded rose painted wispily.
Gleaming snow has covered
the mountains with a blanket of death.
Giants reach toward the hidden sun.
Horizon is nonexistent, a mirage
between jagged peaks
and pink heavens.
Obsidian rocks have been transformed.
They carry the blood-red sky
upon their shoulders,
pride echoing through the air.
Darkness covers the golden forest
with a bleak, somehow hopeful shadow