Teens, Enter Your Poetry Today!

PoetryApril is National Poetry Month, and that means KDL is hosting its 10th annual Word Wise teen poetry contest.

Through April 30, teens are invited to submit their original poems online or at their local KDL branch.  Winners will be announced mid-May, and each of the ten winners will receive a $50 gift card to Schuler Books & Music.  The winning poems will be published on the KDL website.  Take some time to check out our teen page for a complete list of rules and an online entry form.

We look forward to reading some great poems.  Happy writing!


Written by Katie


Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!

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2 Responses to “Teens, Enter Your Poetry Today!”

  1. Megan DeYoung Says:

    The Last Day
    Drip drop, drip drop my tears snuffed into the pillow. The phone rang every half hour with more painful news on his condition. I tried to sleep but it didn’t work.
    Beep beep beep, sounded the heart monitors plugged into my unconscious dad, yellow from the live failure
    As the end neared I said my goodbye, the last goodbye. Drip drip drip, my tears sobbed again. It was a dream. It was a dream I kept telling myself. I looked and looked for him but I knew he was gone. I wiped the rest of my tears, put on a fake smile and said ‘I’m ok’ I knew he was gone forever, taken by the alcohol
    He Is…
    My life is a dream, he is not gone, he is here he never left. He never left, I never lost him. In this dream I didn’t have to watch him go. I didn’t sit in a room with strangers crying over our loss, I didn’t have to lower him into the deep dark soil, never to see him again. This dream was where we were reunited at last. In my dream, we were together, but that dream does not have a happy ending. I know that this dream will never happen, and I guess I never want it to.

  2. Morgan J. Says:

    Hi Megan- Please submit your poem(s) by clicking on the link in the original blog post, above!!