Poetry

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.

Pure Love

by Gertie Zwick-Schachter

She is more than a dog She is the world to me, the one who is allowed To sleep beside me — she Who’s wet nose is forever a favorite memory Who listens intimately to all I say The sweet murmur of Her whine, the contented Sigh that makes my own Heart beat fast If

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No One Is Singing

by Omar Samih

No one in my city is singing but the kings of this land. People go to the streets just to get sprayed the scars showing their kids never to parade against the king or you will be like me No one in my city is singing but me. I might be small but my courage

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On Progress

by Swastika Jajoo

I tread slowly On an uneven path; A path of bitter Sweetness, a path Of simple complexity. Hushed shadows of the Past stillness linger Around me. Hello? Are You still here? I want To ask you for directions. Can you show me The way? But I Do not know what I am looking for. Do

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The One Percent Mansion

by Will Hodgkinson

The golden bars of sunlight fall over the green velvet lawns and hit the windows of the mansion, turning them into winking jewels. In the bedroom, the Master awakes. He pulls back his silk sheets and calls the valet, who helps him out of his brocade robe. He showers and shaves in the bathroom with

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Outlooked Intentions

by Charlotte Rauner

Levelheaded mess with outlooked intentions. But there was an artistic boy, who had visionless looks directly to the observant secretly collecting hope. Excluded from the inclusive, the girl had a pressure against ubiquity. A beauty who never met attention she was stripped comfort. But there was an artistic boy deep into no one’s reality seeing

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I See The Night

by Maya Mesh

When the night comes Time has stopped The air gets thicker My vision fogs If I try to fight it No, I will not try to fight it That is one battle I cannot win Better to not even start So, if you my dear friend Who walks among the light See the sun going

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When the Universe Sings Goodnight

by Niti Majethia

And the chameleons like blankets are lullabies in the sky, the clouds are dreams bestowed upon you. The universe is a language decoded in your system, and you are made up of syllables to poems. A soulmate will understand your literature, will heal your tear stained pages. A soulmate will read your poems and converse

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Plastic Tractors

by Will Hodgkinson

First, the plastic tractors. Once, they raced, wheels churning excitedly over asphalt— Down the hill, Mounted by me and my whooping friends— Now the tractors sit, neglected and forlorn In the artificial dusk Beneath the great fir tree. Wheels sunk into black mulch Rancid water pooling in their plastic seats. Draped with cobwebs, Like a

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Still, The Cup Steams

by Sunwrita Dastidar

Cosy and warm A fire blazing A cup steaming Luxury unbound Yet demands More and more lives Given to save Ten thousand here Twenty thousand there One by one they drop Still the cup steams The fire blazes Futile tears are shed No meaning, no feeling Just for show While those who really cry Are

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The Clock

by Nimai Agarwal

Spinning lights into darks, While the crowds swell below, Not pleasant as a lark, My song is one of woe. I suffer, the grim sentinel, The usher of the blind, And yet I do not exist – a child of the mind. The underground I hold, With a hand of steel, Metal monsters leashed below,

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