Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2008
Nathaniel Mitchell
King Lab Magnet School, grade 8

Arguing

Like a fire,
Of liveliness in a room
A mixture of words,
You just want to join,
Like a hot soup’s smell
Begging you to come

Opinions flying like missiles
Aimed to contradict other statements
Where a slight change in words,
Can determine if you look like a fool,
Or educated,
It’s part of my family
Political debates in the living room

Arguing