2011 Poetry Paths Winners

Poem Author / Location of Poem
Winter


The snow falls in December,


The snow swirls like it’s in a blender,


The wind blows as December goose,


Good-bye winter we know you were here,


I’ll watch you go as flowers grow.



Written by: Alexis Cabell





676 Elm Street



Rain


Rivers are rushing down the street.


Toads are hopping on the pavement.


I am sitting by the window.


Beep! Beep! Ducklings cross the street.


It is raining.


Nowhere to go.


Sit inside watching through the window.



Written by: Grace Gasser





763 9th Avenue



The Traveling Minstrel


The traveling minstrel plays the song.


The traveling minstrel


doesn’t belong


He plays the song


everyone wants to hear.


And at the end they always cheer.


But who plays for him when he is sad?


None other than


his own hand.



Written by: Angela Mack





721 10th Avenue
Set and make goals


Don’t give up when you try


Be brave and strong


Don’t hold back


Be YOURSELF



Written by: Kaya Schanen





1046 Hickory Street


739 Overland Trail



The rain falls,


Pitter patter, pitter patter.


It doesn’t stop,


Pitter patter, pitter patter.


I am glad it doesn’t stop,


Pitter patter, pitter patter.


The rain feels cool on my skin,


I am thankful for the rain.



Written by: Brook Uihlein





519 Greenfield Avenue


706 North Avenue






The Show Must Go ON!


No matter how the actor feels…


The show must go ON!


If lights or sound may fail…


The show must go ON!


If sadness consumes.


If tragedy looms.


No matter.


If shattered.


The show must go ON!



Written by: Angela Mack





750 6th Avenue



Silently


Touching the


Round


Earth


As it circles around it


Moving fast but nobody tries to catch it



Written by: Brook Uihlein





525 Woodridge


802 5th Avenue



Eighty-eight keys


Unlock the melodies to the stage.


Allow the piece to commence,


And play down the onyx fence.


Increase the tempo, and let its heartbeat sound.


Universal are the words.


It speaks a language of chords.


Bodiless is the pianist’s soul.



Written by: Lelaina Evans





1203 Woodridge


768 7th Avenue



Birds live in trees


Enjoying the summer breeze


Living proof of bliss


Like a gentle kiss


They flutter and dance


To bring on romance


A breath taking thing, these birds


I’m at a loss for words



Written by: Sophia Didier





715 6th Avenue


473 Overland Trail



Kids are running down the hallway,


Kids are bouncing off the walls.


I think their tiny feet


Are made from bouncy balls.


May is almost over-


June is so very near-


I think the kids are excited


For “pool-time” to be here!



Written by: Donna McCann





600 5th Avenue