“The Operation of Love” — story by Eliyah Sims

One City One Story 2016 Writing Contest: “A Vivid Memory” Honorable mention Category 3: Grades 9-12   “The Operation of

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The Boy With Compliments — a poem

The Boy with Compliments by Christal Lee, grade 8   There’s this boy in two of my classes He wears

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Peaking Through

Peaking Through a poem by Kendra W. (teen)   Pain peaks through the scars everyday peaks through the tears, through

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The Mask

The Mask poem by Kendra W. (teen)   I showed you the scars, the scars that can’t be explained, you

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When the Light Shows

When the Light Shows a poem by Kendra W., age 14   As the night grows darker my soul grows

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How to Smile

How to Smile a poem by Frissiel Juscamaita (teen)   One teaspoon of friends For laughs and support Two teaspoons

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How to Survive a Freestyle Rap Battle

How to Survive a Freestyle Rap Battle a poem by Sofia Priego (teen)   Rapping is something that can come

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How to Ignore People

How to Ignore People a poem by Lara Mirzoyan (teen)   It sounds easy, but it’s hard to do. How

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Roaring 20’s Poetry Night

Hats, beads, glitter! It’s a 1920’s party with the added benefit of poetry. In Roaring 20’s fashion, teens shared their self-written

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Student Open Mic Poetry Night

It was an exciting night filled with poems, art, music, and performances. In celebration of National Poetry Month, we held

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