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.