City of Roses
(big hugggssssssss) Oh Ethel, writing helps me so much, and, is honestly, what has saved me.
One of my earliest poems is also one of my most successful for instance, and it is related to a tragedy that deeply changed me. It is titled "Good Morning Cameron" which I wrote dedicated to a wonderful friend who sadly died in a head-on collision on Independence Day up on Lookout Mountain! What made him so special was the fact that when he first started school with me, he never did his homework, was stubborn, and very disruptive. Then, after the first half of the year, he made an amazing comeback. He did all his work, was friendly to everyone, he even helped others with certain problems and sympathized with those who were feeling downtrodden. He has become an inspiration to my old school Denver Academy, which is one of the best private schools in the nation, and they have dedicated a special award annually for a student who shows a big difference and a heart and soul of gold. I cry every time I think about that, and I talk every now and then with his family. I wrote that poem for Cameron's family, and it ended up winning 2nd place in the entire state among young poets. That achievement has inspired me to write on!
Writing I believe is a virtue, and as my words have touched so manys hearts, I will never waste a second!
"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."