Word Wise – Teen Poetry Contest

National Poetry MonthIt’s that time of year again — National Poetry Month is upon us!  Throughout the month of April, KDL is hosting our eighth annual Word Wise teen poetry contest.

From April 1 to 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 winner 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.

If you are interested in reading poetry in honor of National Poetry Month, or looking for a little inspiration, check out a list of teen poetry books that are KDL staff favorites.  We are looking forward to another month of great poetry submissions.  Happy writing!

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One Response to “Word Wise – Teen Poetry Contest”

  1. Ronnicka D Says:

    There’s things in life that are not so bright,
    As I pray I say “God thank you for letting me live another day.”
    My life isn’t great, but I was taught to appreciate.

    It’s tears that makes me think the way I do,
    Thoughts that make the actions.
    I’m not trying to live wrong, but how am I going to make it right when I really don’t do much praying at night.
    I’m thankful for what I have and happy this is about to be my past.
    Still deciding how I’m gonna be welcome my future.

    I made it this far but yet still more thinking,
    Once things okay I know it won’t stay that way.
    Just trying to save some grace so God can have me another place to stay.