|The National League of American Penwomen (NLAPW) has recognized sophomore Hannah Morris, for her poem, “Journeys.” At last Saturday’s 58th Annual Poetry Contest hosted by the Central New York Branch, Hannah read her Group IV (grades 9-12) winning poem aloud.
The reception and presentation of awards was held at Northminster Presbyterian Church in North Syracuse.
The NLAPW is composed of professional writers, artists, composers and lecturers. The Central New York Branch of the NLAPW has promoted and encouraged the development of creative talents through this contest for 58 years.
By Hannah Morris
Constant journeys, back and forth
Journey south, journey north
Slipping and sliding on swirling snow
Sometimes fast, sometimes slow
Speeding under the shining sun
Sometimes just for tons of fun
Going here, going there
Machines in states of disrepair
Babies crying in brand new cars
Rusting pickups under the stars
Everyone’s on a different journey
To a doctor, an attorney
But everyone out on a roam
Is eventually returning home
To a new home or an old home,
But home at last
>From constant journeys, back and forth
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