Poetic Power

A Creative Communication blog

Featured Student Writer: Madeline Marks

on April 4, 2014

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world. — Harriet Tubman

Madeline MarksMadeline is currently in seventh grade at Strath Haven Middle School in Pennsylvania, but she wrote her essay, “Nature’s Family” during her sixth grade year.  Madeline enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, and golf, as well as the trombone and the piano. She loves these activities and enjoys every moment she spends taking part in them, but out of everything in her life, writing is the highlight.

“I cherish my love for writing, and winning this contest is very motivating.” Madeline explains, “My essay is about the necessity of unity, even in the smallest forms of life. Inspiration came to me from my love of beauty that isn’t seen in man-made structures. For me, the definition of beautiful isn’t something pretty — it’s the sparkling image of love, life and happiness.”

Madeline’s plans for the future are bold. She has already completed a full-length book of her poetry and is hoping to get it published soon. She is also currently working towards the completion of two more poetry books and one novel. Her number one dream is to run a publishing company that publishes children’s work, or in many cases, a publishing company that makes dreams come true.

To learn more about our national writing contests, visit www.poeticpower.com.


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