Poetry contest winners
Shepherdstown Middle School teacher Cheryl Reilly’s 8th grade students will have poems published in Creative Communication, an anthology of student poems. The students won spots in the anthology after authoring poems for the Creative Communication nationwide poetry and essay contest.
The wind is aggressive in the winter. The wind always
exaggerates itself. The white sparkling snow
accumulating on the ground. The unnecessary snow fall
cold, dreary, but as white as marshmallows. It’s a
challenge just not to fall on the cold, wet, snow
– Nathalie Walker, Grade 8
Shepherdstown Middle School
= The Race
Proceed to the finish line
ready to go
anticipation fills the air
runners get set, go
off, speedy and quick
wind blowing through my hair
blazing, scorching sun
sweat dripping down my face
pushing myself, harder
– Madelynne King, Grade 8
= My Two Sisters
I have two sisters
I have two friends
I have two angels
I have two guardians
I have two role models
I have two wonders
I have two beauties
I have two sisters forever filled with love.
– Lucia Valentine, Grade 8
The ones who love us,
Who care for us,
Who play with us,
These are the people we love.
Family is like our blood streams.
We flow together forever.
When some are gone, we mourn.
We bring new family into the world,
But we never fill the gap,
For it reminds us of those who are gone.
When some go, others come.
That is how we flow
Those who disrupt the flow are gone.
When people are gone, we mourn forever.
We never let go of them.
We hold on until we are gone.
That is what family does for each other.
When we go, we will be mourned by our children
And, hopefully, by our children’s children.
When they mourn, they will remember,
And when they remember, they will mourn.
Sadness is hard to deal with,
But those who have to, will be okay.
– Victoria Schaefer, Grade 8