Poetry, Grades 7 – 9: First Place

I Wonder — Michal Runge

I Wonder…

if time ever stopped
if it ever broke like a clock
if a coin was always round
if G-d is always around
if mommy and daddy miss me
if I could climb a pear tree
if they wish to kiss me
if the clouds could hold my weight
if what happened was fate
if my brother ever tries not to cry
as he sits by my grave
on the cold hillside.