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.

A Color of Our Own

by Fatema Karimi

We were like clockwork. A twist from both ends A slight movement to the right and perfect. Our minds synchronized, our tempers low. Our lives in a mixture of fire and earth Our minds speaking languages only we knew Our taste in the music of life so clear Much like bubbling water. Our rooms filled

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Me and Me

by Willa DuBois

i’m a pretty energetic person i’ve asked if i can stand on a chair and sing happy birthday in public, I’m kinda all over the place a little bit of willa, just off center of the room laughing at a dare i gave myself a little willa talking to you neatly placed sarcasm filling the

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Strange Experience

by Will Hodgkinson

Sitting, bowed diffidently, in the seat of an idling car. Leaning against the shadowed wall, looking out at the brazen clamor of a dance. Imprisoned, motionless, seized by the onyx manacles of worry. A ceaselessly unfurling newsreel of ‘What If’s The chill insidious venom of black anxiety suffuses your mind But then, in its recesses,

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God’s Country

by Cecelia Fox

Every morning the sun rises from the east and sets in the west. Every night the sky is filled with a billion tiny lights. Even the moonlight shines atop the gleaming lakes. The lakes are surrounded by land (of course), but with tall hills. The hills have eyes I like to say. They are full

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Be Aware and Beware

by Mansi Jhunjhunwala

Thanks to all, Soon there’ll be no ice on the big ball. North Pole will be home to a lake, Before that, please do awaken. Global Warming has increased because of you, Ice caps remain, but there are few. Rising constantly is the sea level It has risen four inches to seven. In a decade

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The Mother Guide

by Jash Kalyani

Dedicated to my mother, Jimi Kalyani In a problem wide, with mother by his side, He asked for a solution, an answer or swift conclusion The mother said: Son, the problem is yours; solve it on your own, Remember there is always a stepping stone! A new day is a puzzle, a riddle to solve;

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Sing No More

by Emily Chaflin

Silence is the quietest thing. Not a whistle or note, Frail dark blue wings still, Small head gently at rest, Cold eyes closed. They ask why the caged bird sings. The answer is the caged bird sings because it can sing. The caged bird sings For the day it will be free, Free from this

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Life’s Quintessence

by Tanmaya Murthy

A sumptuous delicacy, sour and sweet Bitter at times, but a feisty feast A subtle symphony of righteousness and goodwill Mellow melody that comes along, a dream to fulfill Elegant as a lyrical pirouette, poetic as a virtuous verse A fable of morality and peace, a literary ocean to immerse Oneself, where the azure waters

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Birds Mirrored

by Victoria Krylova

Birds stand for freedom: Canaries thrive in someone’s heart; Seagulls teeter over the rocks, riding The resilient wings of wind Birds stand for victory, Ravens sweeping past flaming tares Eagles swooping over the mountain peaks; A ride on the wings of hawks Birds stand for joy, The plumage of camouflaged cranes, The hymns of cardinals,

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Ode to Smog

by Nathan Zhang

Oh, Smog Thank you for keeping us inside Preventing wicked physical activity from its stride For coloring the world with your lovely grey sky And freshening the air with a high AQI.* Look at the wonderful PM 2.5 particles in the air Common in China, not so rare elsewhere And you have a delightful smoky

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