The following poem was written by Jayne Kuehner, 16, of Kunkletown. She is a sophomore at Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville.

If you are a high school student who loves to write and would like the opportunity to see your work in print, the TIMES NEWS invites you to submit your work for possible publication in our newspaper.

Poems, essays, short stories and works of non-fiction will be considered for use in our Lifestyle section on a random basis, as part of a new feature called "Young Voices."

There will be no compensation for any work submitted, and all items are subject to editing.

Short stories should be no longer than two typed pages, single spaced. Essays or works of non-fiction should be no longer than one and one-half pages, single spaced; and poems should be no longer than one page, single spaced.

Please indicate what type of work the piece is, for example, a poem, short story, etc. Include your full name, age, address, email address and phone number, the name of your high school and your grade, as well as the name of your English teacher and his or her contact information.

Also include a current picture to be used as a head shot with your work.

Submit writing selections to Karen Cimms, lifestyle editor, TIMES NEWS, P.O. Box 239, Lehighton, PA 18235; or kcimms@tnonline.com [1].

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The Heart

A heart was made to last,

And never ever break.

It remembers the past,

And learns from mistakes.

It can see true love,

And feel true romance.

It can see everything,

That the eyes can't.

It feels the best things,

The little things unseen.

When we close our eyes,

To kiss, pray, and dream.

Born with one heart,

Is what every human has.

So in life we can look,

For our other halves.

Hearts don't learn love,

The definition is unclear.

But when we find the one,

Those words appear.

A human was born,

And with it one heart came.

To search for the other,

To find its soulmate.

A heart was built to last,

And never ever break.

Now I met you,

That was no mistake.

I love you.