2005 - 5th Grade 2nd Place:

Max Birnbaum, Texas


A young man was taking a walk when he saw the moon closer than it had ever been before.

He knew that this beauty was true, but he also knew that the moon's beauty would stay with him forever.

He asks the question, "Can the truth break?" he thinks and says, "I will forget some of the moon's truth, but never the beauty."

Beauty shielded the young man's eyes from everything. It consumed him, his soul was lifted.

"This beauty is different," he said, "it's a beauty of its own. Not a beauty you see on the outside of a person but the potency of it.

Beauty stays never broken.

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