I’ve posted the poem below that one of my eighth-grade students wrote, which won Gold and Silver Key Awards, respectively, at the regional and national levels of the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Read yesterday’s post here to find out more about the contest, such as guidelines, tips, and how to enter. Hint: it’s more involved than other contests.
Colors by Brooke S.
“Claire, what’s your favorite color?”
Because it reminds me of when I was little.
When I was happy.
“It’s just pretty.”
“What’s your least favorite color?”
The color of the containers prescription pills come in.
Because it symbolizes dying and death.
Because it’s the color of weakness and vulnerability.
Because I see it all the time.
Because I never wanted him to need
“I’m not sure.”