Originally created 08/12/97

Words are an open outlet for teen poet's expression



"In poetry you can say whatever you want. You don't have to worry about if everybody totally understand it. Poetry is an open thing," says Kathryn Angel Childs, 14.

The eighth-grader at Augusta Christian Schools has been writing poems since she first fell in love, when she was 11.

Never Understand

I'd love to tell you,
But I don't know how,
We're such good friends,
I can't ruin that now;
You've always known I like you,
But you just don't understand,
In every way I love you,
In my dreams you are the man;
I've known ever since we met,
You needed to hear my words,
Soon you'll leave my life,
And never understand my love.