Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2009
Anna Bergson
Sager Solomon Schechter Middle School, grade 7


I am a rubber band,
Relaxed most of the time, but
When you stretch me enough I can
Right back at you

I am a lamp
When nobody is around to turn me on, I am dark and dull
But when there are people around, they need me to help them.
They need me too make life easier for them.
Then I am bright and shining and cheerful

I am a comic strip,
Funny and joyful
I can cheer you up when you are down
I have a separate square for each separate idea
I make sense and have a point
Although I don’t have an ending yet


Watch a video of Anna reading "Anna".