Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2009
Martin Luther King Jr. Lab School, grade 8
HE’LL SAVE YOU TOO!
Huge, ginormous, multi-term numbers crumble in your very presence
Their true forms shown from their old facades, revealing only variables or numbers
If you’re good enough, you’re branded a “Steve Urkel”
To others around you, you’re odd, weird, a freak.
And to you, friends are more like imaginary numbers
But meganerds are never far and you can find one anywhere if you just spend the time to look
And don’t worry yourself with bullies
When you become a millionaire you sure won’t care
For now, make your way through the insults of weirdness, do your best, and solve for X
In twenty years it won’t matter but for now
You’re a meganerd and may the force be with you.
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