Children's Category - 2nd Place Winner

Congrats to Melissa Clausner for winning 2nd place in the 2016 Pandora's Collective Annual Poetry Contest.





The Artist

I knew this boy who liked who draw
He drew pictures, nobody saw.
He was artistic at night, in the bathroom, not in sight.
He kept a secret that no one knew.
He didn't tell a soul, his gallery grew.
His drawings were different, no paper or pen.
But he needed a bandage again and again.
We stood by the river under the stars.
He felt embarrassed and looked at his shoe.
Then I rolled up my sleeves and whispered
"I draw too"

~ Melissa Clausner