Sample Winning Entries Are

Big Brother

You are my big brother You teach me a lot About the things I need In life. If you would stop, Then I would be in trouble. I wouldnít know what to do, Iíd be scared. You will keep teaching me, Right? You make me feel Like I have a hero. Like I am in control. You make me feel smart, Give confidence in my life. You make me feel Complete.

Nick Torrey, 12, Slidell, LA

Night

I asked the night To protect me And I was unharmed. I asked the night To light my path The stars brightened And led me home. I asked the night To soothe me And I fell into the darkness Of my dreams.

Heather Faix, 14, Gibsonia, PA

Definitions

I found the definition of blue today. It was in the perfect, cloudless sky. I found the definition of green today. It was in the thick forest and fields beyond. I found the definition of clear today. It was in the air all around me. I found the definition of calm today. It was on the lake, cool and still. I found the definition of peace today. It was in between this world and the next. I found the definition of harmony today. It was I, fading in with the blue-green world. I found the definition of warmth today. It was in the sunís rays, sweet as motherís touch. I found the definition of joy today. It was in my heart as I walked home.

Laura Sutula, 14, Gibsonia, PA