Poetic Power

A Creative Communication blog

Featured Student Writer: Sarah Lynch

on April 23, 2012

Today’s featured student writer is 7th grade Sarah Lynch.  Sarah attends Holy Innocents School in New Jersey.  Her poem was selected as a Top Ten Winner in our Fall 2011 poetry contest.  “I was absolutely thrilled to find out that my poem, “The Mysteries of Childhood”, was one of the ten best poems in the 7-9th grade contest. I worked really hard on my poem, and it feels great that it was recognized.”

Sarah is very talented and enjoys many hobbies.  “Aside from poetry, I love the arts. I have been performing on stage since I was eight. I love to sing, act, and of course, write! I play the piano and the ukulele, and music is one of my greatest passions. I play basketball and cross country at my school, and I love to swim in the summer!”

We asked Sarah to explain what inspired the creation of her winning poem.  She replied, “I was inspired to write my poem because I [have] always loved young children, mostly because of how they view the world. I love hearing what they want to be like when they grow up, because the things they want to do are absolutely ridiculous! In my poem, I hope that I conveyed the message that although the dreams of a child might be unlikely, I think we all need a little more of their imagination in our lives.

Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity for my poem to be recognized. I hope to enter this contest again, and I hope to write a lot more poetry in the future!”

Thank you, Sarah, for helping us get to know you a little better and telling us about what inspired your winning poem.

To learn more about our national writing contests, go to www.PoeticPower.com.

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