My 8th Grade Work Is Better Than Any Professional Work I’ve Read

Hey! So, have you ever made something that you’ve absolutely fallen in love with, and you think it’s way better than professionals could do? Well, that’s how I feel about my poem. I’m a little on-the-fence about sharing it, but I want people to see it because I love it so much, so I will. Here it is:

By: Samantha Murphy

I remember the time

We were learning to rhyme

When we learned 2 + 2 = 4.

I remember the day

We were a long time away

From finding who we are at the core.

Those were good times

When we could cry and whine

And we wouldn’t get sent out the door.

Going even farther back

When the clothes on the rack

Labeled “T” fit us quite well.

When we could do no wrong

And then for so long

The adults were all in a spell.

When the shadows were scary-

They were monsters and hairy

And would eat us as far as we could tell.

I remember when we

As far as anyone could see

Were little angels, sent from above.

But some things stay the same

And the thing that always came

And still does is never ending love.

That was when I truly realized my writing talent. I mean, I knew I was good at writing before then, but I wrote this over the course of less than ten minutes, using only my mind. Something funny- I just re-read the paper that I was given in 8th grade, and apparently I was supposed to write it on a separate piece of paper. Oops 🙂 Oh well. I still got a 100 on it.

Anyways, this is why I write. Because I love what I come out with. And I just love to write, period. The end. End of story.

I can only write because I love to read, of course. And my love of reading started in the 1st grade, when I brought home Lemony Snicket’s The Bad Beginning, the first book of A Series Of Unfortunate Events. An amazing series, by the way. But, back to my story.

Yes, as a 1st grader, I had my mom read it to me every night before bed. And we read through the whole series. THAT was when my love of reading really started.

My love of writing started in the 3rd grade, when we had to write a short story. I wrote a little something about some characters called Lameia, Haikee, and Sankium. I’ve now turned that little story into The Crystal Guardians: Book 1, which is found here on Wattpad.

My goal is to be published before I turn 18 on September 11, 2016. And I plan to reach that goal, so watch for some new book published by Samantha Murphy in 2016.


P.S. This was written in response to this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge. And as always, the original image URL can be found by simply clicking the image.

My Goals And Dreams

Hey. As you may be able to tell, this is going to be another long, deep post, like Why I Believe and The Deeper Meaning Of Me. First, I will start by stating my definitions of the words “goal” and “dream.” A goal, to me, is something that you are trying to get done, mostly independently. Something that you are motivated to complete. A dream has several similar definitions (similar to each other, not necessarily to those of the word “goal”) to me, depending on the situation. It can be something that you want to happen, but you don’t think it to be possible, or you don’t think it’s possible without totally relying on someone else’s connections and ability. It can be something that you want to happen that you believe is in no way possible. It can be a figment of your imagination, made to entertain you as you sleep, or a way for authors to come up with new story ideas (not me, normally- I usually just come up with them from ordinary miracles [did I get that song from Charlotte’s Web stuck in your head yet? 🙂 ]). Now that you have those definitions in your head, let’s go explore my goals and dreams!


We’ll start with my dreams, for two reasons. One, I want to start with the ones that I don’t think will really come true first. And two, I already have the first picture picked out 🙂 And since I said that, you can probably guess what my first dream involves, right?

If you guessed it had something to do with Grey’s Anatomy, you would be correct! My biggest dream right now is to meet the cast of Grey’s Anatomy. In case you are new to this blog, then let me enlighten you: Grey’s Anatomy is literally of much of my life as it can get. I obsess over it. My start screen of my new laptop is the words “Grey’s Anatomy” with Seattle as a background (I got it off Google). Ask my mom, my brother, my dad, my best friend. After quickly looking around to make sure I’m not around to hear you speak of it (or else I would start talking about it and annoy them yet again with my constant babbling), they would tell you that I am in love with that show. It would be amazing to meet the cast, the people who make Grey’s Anatomy so awesome (along with Shonda Rhimes and the rest of the tech crew, of course). I can see it now, meeting Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo and Chandra Wilson and Jessica Capshaw and Justin Chambers and- well, I assume you get the point. As you can see, I love love LOVE Grey’s Anatomy!

This picture is my Gmail background 🙂

Another one of my dreams is to have a big family when I grow up. I want to have three biological kids, and then adopt three more to balance out the genders (four boys and four girls total in the family counting my and my future husband). Everybody laughs and tells me I’d better be rich. Well, I plan on doing okay, but doesn’t everybody? The real challenge is going to be finding a husband who will share in my dream….

The last one of my dreams (that I’m going to share) may seem silly, or at least childish, to some of you, but I don’t care. It’s still a dream of mine. The dream I’m talking about is to go to my special place. I will not explain what my special place is, but rather how it helps me. I go there when I can’t sleep, and it helps me sleep. It also calms me down when I’m angry or anxious. It’s really amazing what my special place can do. You should all have a special place- they’re really useful!

This isn’t what my special place looks like, but is what I imagine to be a stereotypical calm, relaxing place.


-Chuck Palahniuk

Now on to goals. If you are a regular to Sammi Talk, you will probably be able to guess my biggest goal. Hell, I put it as a New Years Resolution. Got it yet? If yes, then good! If no, then too bad. Because I’m about to type it…! ~smiles evilly~

My biggest goal right now is to be a published author before I’m 18. I’m motivated to do it. I can (mostly) do it by myself. At least the writing and editing the manuscript part. I love writing- I write parts of stories every single day. I’d love to make a living from writing. And I know I can. It’s just a matter of doing it before I’m 18 that I really want to do 🙂

My second goal is to become a better Catholic. Although I am very religious, I’m sad to say that I’m not very good at practicing my religion, at least in the formal aspect of it, like going to church and stuff like that. I have a large amount of faith; it’s just a matter of practicing it consistently and correctly. And I know I can do it, it’s the actual doing that gets me.

The goal that I will end with is to be a better person, which can go many, many ways. I mean to basically be kinder, more respectful. I’m a pretty short-tempered person- I could afford to be kinder and more understanding. And plus, a little respect can go a loooooong way.

Alright, I’m all done for tonight. I have to go work on my awesome English persuasive speech. I hope you had fun exploring more into my life! Bye!


P.S. The image URLs can be found by clicking on the pictures. I don’t own the images, nor do I pretend to own them. I found them on Google, then copied and pasted.