Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2009
Troyer Wallace-Evans
Martin Luther King Jr. Lab School, grade 8

10 Pins

There were 10 pins to knock down

Nine people were waiting to bowl

An eight-pound ball in the hand

A seven-year old birthday party

A six-inch foot tripped the birthday boy

Five minutes later he woke up

Four Band-Aids sealed his gash

Three months later it was a scar

Two people were in his memory

One lane was cleaned for blood

Zero pins knocked over

Strike

 

Watch a video of Troyer reading his poem, "10 Pins"