Poetic Power

A Creative Communication blog

Featured Student Author: Sonya Dabbs

on March 13, 2018

Sonya DabbsSonya is a Top Ten Winner from our Fall 2017 national poetry contest for her poem “The Old Elm.”

My name is Sonya Dabbs and I am 8 years old. I have always loved reading and writing—you can learn so much! Sometimes, when you write, you can imagine, feel, and teach yourself things you never knew before. That is an amazing thing to experience!

I was inspired to write “The Old Elm” when I saw and heard the story of the 1,000-year-old elm tree, which lives in my Mom’s hometown of Sliven, Bulgaria. It was such an amazing sight and story, that I knew I had to write about it to express the emotions I felt. I love nature and often write about it—it feels as if it comes alive on my page. I know that whatever I do in the future, it will always include writing.

Thank you for choosing me to be a Top Ten winner; my family and I are very happy.


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