Thank you to all who participated in our 6th Annual Children's Poetry Contest! We received hundreds of heart-warming poem submissions and are thrilled to share this year's winners. Stay tuned for the 7th annual contest, returning September 1, 2014!
For questions or more information, contact Brooke Gersich at Brooke@theimpetusagency.com or 775-322-4022.
THIRD GRADE WINNER
By: Chaz, of Pine Grove, PA
One day I found a treasure,
it isn't silver or gold.
He's orange and white and very soft,
a kitten I could hold.
I found him underneath a tree,
a tiny ball of fur.
When I bent down and picked him up,
he began to purr.
I took him home and bathed him,
then showed him to my mom.
We became a family
from that day on.
We love each other very much,
he's a real treasure to me.
He is the best friend I could have,
my kitten named “Purrcy.”
FOURTH GRADE WINNER
I Love Them All
By: Sophia, of Orefield, PA
I was having a tough year,
Until she magically appeared.
Arriving as if she had heard my cries.
So kind, so gentle, just look into her eyes.
Friendly, loyal, trusting and fun,
the best part is,
our adventures have just begun.
Pets are what I'm talking about.
Cats, gerbils, hamsters and trout.
Guinea pigs, fish, tortoises too,
ferrets, lizards, birds, a wallaroo!
Turtles, snakes, horses, spiders,
frogs, toads, a sugar glider.
I love them all,
and if I had my way,
all these pets would be mine today!
But for now as you can see,
Morgan is the pet for me.
FIFTH GRADE WINNER
By: Travis, of Carlsbad, CA
One ear up,
And one ear down.
I always love,
Having you around.
Your are a part of me,
And I am a part of you.
You are the one,
Who keeps me persevering through.
Whenever times are hard,
You always keep me strong.
And ever since I got you,
I knew I wasn't wrong.
I know we're brothers from different mothers,
But my love for you is rife.
A human is just a human,
Until a pet adds life.
SIXTH GRADE WINNER
My Dog Sutton is the Best
By: Rian, of Saratoga Springs, NY
She scampers to the door,
and looks out at the snow.
She wants to see beneath it,
whats buried down
I open the door and she runs out,
looking for what is buried down
ball, glove, or toy,
she loves it if it’s in the falling snow.
She runs inside,
to drink water that drips
On her doggy lips.
Then she lays down to sleep;
On cushions, tile,
and inside all the curtain tears!
Her eyes close,
“Sleep well” I whisper to my pet.
Sutton is the best dog yet!
SEVENTH GRADE WINNER
A Friend at the End of the Leash
By: Kelly, of Wildwood, MO
I was at the pound to find a new friend
A dog that would love me until the end.
I saw a dog, tiny and white
Now I believe in love at first sight.
As I walked over, he wagged his tail
Faster and faster, like wind in a sail.
As I bent down to pet that ball of fluff
He covered me with kisses until I said “Enough!”
Now I don’t have to look far to find a friend
He’s been at the end of my leash ever since then.
EIGHTH GRADE WINNER
By: Seth, of Seymour, WI
Little Otter is a corgi
He's really quite unique
He enjoys it when you pet him
And licks you on the cheek
He's got a friend named Sharkey
It is his favorite toy
He sees him, and seems to say
"Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy"
He's an odd little fellow
He sleeps belly up, legs to the sky
His great personality
Will have you laughing until you cry
He's a good dog, a great friend
If you knew him, you'd be impressed
He loves me and I love him
Otter is just simply the best