One of these two poems won me a nation contest at age thirteen. It should have been around 1985. It was a She-Ra contest. Both these poems were entered so I have no clue which one they picked.
You bring me a rose my love
a symbol of what could be
as time passes I realize that things aren’t quite what they should be
You show me the light,
but yonder lies the darkness
and like the rose I begin to wilt
can you not see? As the rose dies so does
a part of me, my love.
only sadness and sorrow is now what passes within me.
I am now branded forever with the memories of misery,
and like that rose you one day
presented to me,
It died and along with it me.
I now know it never could be.
There is a star of light, one of fantasy
one I always dreamed of
one that never should be
she makes and breaks both destiny
between both worlds fighting
there she will and shall always be
she brings light and hope living in dreams
the child is born and named Star Irene
she lives between the war and she is
the piece between.
the piece that always lived in my
fantasy, and now it comes to light
the Star is my destiny.