Poetry Festival will be held:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2023 Winner

The Bus Stop

I missed my bus today

I can’t help but sob

Can’t help realizing

This isn’t what’s going on


Buses can be people

People important in your life

Thinking you might just know

Everything, when that’s just a lie


Bus stops are lifetimes,

Eras and people along the way

Bus stops are different

Each time deciding to leave or stay


Then there’s you and me

Having to face a reality

A bus can’t stay

For long, if thinking logically,


Always needing to catch up

In order not to lose it

Hands down, now it’s too late

You tried, but you couldn’t do it


I missed my bus today


But that’s okay

I have fairly learned that

Buses don’t have to stay anyway


Jimena Iraheta

Parkmont School

Grade: 9