Poetic Power

A Creative Communication blog

Featured Student Writer: Libby Snowden

on August 19, 2016

Libby SnowdenLibby was attending Kenmore Middle School when her poem, “Where Else to Go?” was selected as a national Top Ten Winner in our Spring 2016 poetry contest. This means that out of thousands of poems submitted into the contest, hers was selected as one of the ten best in her grade division. You can view her winning poem by clicking here.

Libby will be a freshman this year and she loves science and going to the beach.  Her dad is in the military, so she’s had the opportunity to live in some pretty cool places like California, Memphis, DC, and Charleston.  However, every time she moves, she leaves behind the friends she made and the schools that she loved, and that’s what inspired her poem.  She’s spent most of her life in California, so she has always considered it home.  She had awesome friends and amazing teachers, so she was devastated to leave.  The details in the second stanza of her poem are all memories she has of leaving.  In her poem, she wanted to highlight the struggles she had to overcome as a military kid.  And while her poem may seem sad, she would never trade her experiences.  Yes, it stinks to move, but the opportunities she has had have been incredible (one of them being this contest).  Someday, she hopes she can use her experiences to make a positive impact on my community by teaching others about the lifestyle.  It’s a life she’s learned to love and learned a lot from.

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