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.


by Melita S. Michael

The shores of wisdom touched the seas of power Oh! What a beautiful sight. I set sail on my boat; Humility was its name. My future I knew was bright. I learned the art of courage And with it I fished strength. Everything I felt was delight. Years and years I sailed Day by day

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Chains of Time

by Mason Labbe

Time controls our actions. We try to break our chains But they grow stronger every second. Freedom from our chains will come at a price. Some will pay it. Others will live with it. Break the chains of life. Break the chains and be free. Mason Labbe

Old Timer

by Casey Robins

Venerable oak tree counts its leaves, watches them fall. An old-timer keen on reminiscing calls. How long till the season of fall? Casey Robins            

The Quiet City

by Ronan Shields

A city once prosperous and peaceful Its gleaming buildings full of character And beauty filled the pale blue skies People filled the streets Everyone was happy Before the troubles started The city was silent Then when unrest and tensions grew It was silent no more People took to the streets Anarchy took hold of this

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by Victoria Krylova

Fuming, bleeding, running The edge of the world Is red on fire A golden sphere Sinks beneath the earth Dragging the clouds And the sky down with it Strip of purple The sky fighting Against the sun Melting away Beyond a twisting canyon Sunset Victoria Krylova

The Power to Survive

by Sunwrita Dastidar

The misty mountains on a blue morning So close yet so distant, Silent sentinels of a peaceful world — A world that collapsed. They watched their lives crumble As Earth took her revenge — Their horror-struck eyes a witness to Eons destroyed in an instant. The mighty tower cracked and crashed In a ruined river of

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by Casey Robins

She’s an ostrich. She has a long neck so she can see behind big heads. She has a long beak so she can pick at her food when no one’s looking. She has beady eyes so she’ll never break her stare. She has long legs so she can outrun her predator. Her heart is a

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Dangling, Dirty Shoes

by Emily Chaflin

A lonely pair of shoes dangle quietly From the telephone wires in the neighborhood. As I walk below them, I begin to wonder. I imagine a little boy wandering around the streets, With tousled dark brown hair and dirty knees, Barefoot, cold, and all alone just like his shoes. Maybe he threw the dark blue

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A Season of Blossom

by Yashashree Ghatge

Spring, a season When I want a reason To blossom with the trees In a gentle breeze With dancing flowers. Pretty water droplets on a rose Fills the mind with hope The encouraging morning scene Makes the whole day green With great joy and happiness. Yashashree Ghatge  

My Stranger

by Liam Shields

Hours and days pass with each consecutive minute. What was once a year becomes something less than a daydream. Nothing has been the same since we locked eyes that fateful day. My entire world became bleak and dull. You drowned all the colors that once made me whole. Nothing more than a simple gray like

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