We invite you to read some of these poems featured in current and recent issues of KidSpirit Magazine and welcome online poetry submissions from teen writers and readers around the world.

View of a Lilac

by Victoria Krylova

I’m a sweet thing Deprived of a soul, Hidden from wisdom’s prudent search; Softly pasturing life’s garden, Bedecking the coolness of streams, Strewn over the grasslands I sprout, I flourish Held safe in God’s care Blossoms prospering, Leaves waxing greener, Splashes of color Love’s clearest language When parchment fades, When roses wilt, Elegant lilac, seed

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Mythical Magic

by Jaileah Milton

It’s not something you can see or hear; But it gives you some sort of drive. It’s like your five senses disappear; The more you want it, the more you strive. We held on to it for as long as we could; But we had some growing up to do. Was it all imagination? We

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The Land of Myth

by Himadri Agarwal

“Where am I?” I wonder, as I stand trapped between truth and lies, fact and fiction, in the no man’s land they call myth. And I move forward past the comics they gave us as children — illustrated depictions by artistic magicians who bring a world to life.   Past the stories on Sunday morning

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by Eliza Moore

Here is this great multitude of sky. And suddenly little darkened, precarious bodies dart across it, All perfectly grouped together, A little mass of beating wings. Why are they not scattered like stars? There is plenty of room, little birds. Why do you not break away from your crowded chaos, And free yourselves? You have

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by Sunwrita Dastidar

This poem is based on Sita, the heroine of The Ramayana (one of the two great Indian epics) who followed her husband Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, in his 14-year exile to the forest. There Sita was kidnapped by Ravana, the demon-king of Lanka. Sita was forced to undergo agnipariksha, or fire-test, to prove her

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by Will Hodgkinson

Slowly, tentatively at first, the world roused itself. The hard merciless frost yielded and the soft heady redolence of damp loam and fresh flowers rose into the pure air. Up above, in the limpid azure sky, the great bright orb of the sun climbed, high and assured, its deep intoxicating warmth spreading across the luxuriant

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by Zoe Siegel

Jotting down my life in an unknown language, Understanding it is not always what it seems, Doing what I believe is right, following my heart, Admitting I’m in my own world, where no one can point a judging finger at me. I honor my family and ancestors through my unspoken words and sacred actions, Smiling

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by Casey Robins

She was a name. A single compilation from 26 letters into a single meaning, a single girl. She was a name that survived on the tip of her pen in the loose pages of her triple-ringed journal. The word was her identity. She was a name at the beginning of a sentence. Choked from the

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Forgetting Me

by Anushka Canfield

I have forgotten. Forgotten the best part of me. Inside I can feel it, but I can neither see nor hear what life before me was. What did I do when I was young? What did I smell? Why can’t I remember the first four years of my tiny life? Unknown shapes and dull colors

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I Am From

by Nathan Zhang

I am from packed suitcases, the roaring sound of jet turbines, The cabin crew’s announcements that I’ve heard a thousand times. I am from Harris Teeter and food-tastings at Sam’s Club, The stubborn memories of shopping on Sundays that still remain. I am from that little Panera Bread, with broccoli and cheese soup in a

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