2020 Winner

Broken hearts, Broken minds

I have broken hearted people around me

(This is a real story so pay attention)

I lost a close friend and he was like a brother

When I got the phone call

my heart was broken and my mind went down

some dark streets

People are walking around with broken hearts

Heaven and earth are not the same

Heaven is a magical place and Earth is like Hell

because we aren’t doing things right down here

and everybody’s acting like it’s okay

going through the cold season without family

still lost with broken hearts & broken minds


Octavia Johnson

Ballou Senior High School

Grade: 12