Amazing Kids! Magazine

Just One Soul

Just One Soul

By Emily Nowak, age 15, New Jersey

Raw,
Weak,
Starved.

Thunderstorm

Thunderstorm

By Victoria Krylova, Nonfiction Editor

As knives in the dark
Where the wind beats violently against nothing
A great tempest fumes
The tear of a raging flood

Letter to an Old Friend

Letter to an Old Friend

By Allison Stein, Poetry Editor

It’s funny.
I showed you my bruised soul—
My scars, my flaws, the raw wounds of my spirit—
But you told me I was beautiful.

This Infernal-Smelling Goo

This Infernal-Smelling Goo

By Henry Gillman, age 12, California

Of all the ways to postulate
The slimy item on my plate,
A fatal poison sounds like it rings true,
But even now I am still curious—

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

By Rosemary, age 14, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Falling from the sky are snowflakes.
In my little hands I want to take
Those white crystals that are so bright;
I wish I could hold on to them so tightly.

The Gnarled Gait

The Gnarled Gait

By Victoria Krylova, Nonfiction Editor

Smear of wrinkles, tattered hair,
A long life mapped on his forehead,
An old man sways over a cane,
Racked with ill health.