So my amazing and sneaky Mom decided to enter my (very old) poem into a contest - Poetry Nation's contest. This contest is for anyone whether you're an amateur like me or a real poet, you can submit an entry. Well guys, my lovely little poem/story is now a SEMI-FINALIST in the contest! I never thought it would even get that far. When my Mom called and shyly told me she entered me into a national contest for poems, just for fun, I laughed and said I doubt anything will happen. About 60-70% of poems make it into the semi-finals, so I can't get too excited yet. I'm part of a huge percentage right now. I should find out in a few weeks if anything else comes of it. BUT I do get a pretty certificate for even making it this far. :)
I've never really said more than one sentence about my poetry. Confession time: The poem that has been submitted is already published. In high school (when I wrote the poem), it was an assignment that I was determined to finish and not hate. After I wrote the poem, my teacher submitted it for a contest - and I won. It was published in a book full of poems written by high school and middle school students. Crazy right? I felt a little special.
So now that it is in this contest, I guess I'll have to get a copy again to share with everyone. Once I get it, I'll share it. :) The only copy I've kept over the years is at my parent's house in a pretty frame. We'll see if they let me have a copy. heh. Happy Writing!