Amazing Kids! Magazine

Painting Pebbles

Painting Pebbles

By Alice West, age 17, London

Stooping over a meadow of stones,
The stray
Shapes imperfect,

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

By Alex Lam, age 15, Hong Kong

To start this year’s Cheung Chau Bun Festival,
Dancers perched on stilts and costumed in the head and body of a lion
Prance and weave around a crowd of 50,000.

Beach

Beach

By Alice West, age 17, London

Cylinders of dark water licking, retreating,
Tumbling like laughing, green glass;
Drawing closer to her toes, touching, tasting,
Trailing artifacts of the past.

The Run

The Run

By Mackenzie Dorsey, age 16, Virginia

You start the warm-up, stretching
Your muscles, so they don't rip
Into 12,000 tiny threads like the guts of an orange.

The Last Train of Summer

The Last Train of Summer

By Victoria Lin, age 18, Marlboro NJ

My mother was beautiful. I still think sometimes of her musical voice, chestnut hair, and gentle smile.

Beep

Beep

By Claire Borecki, age 16, Darien, CT

Hannah Ferguson and Sophie Vilter were doing homework together in the morning in Hannah’s bedroom, two hours before it was due.

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