What does it take to be a writer? Well, one of our own can answer that. She has earned the honor of first place for Youth Poetry at the Central Oregon Writer’s Guild 2020 Writing Contest. Her poem, why is it hard to love a poet? will be shared at a showcase later this year. Her English teacher states, “Her poetry is noticeably complex and stylistic. Her words are relentlessly real and revelatory. She is an amazing writer and we are proud of her.”
We can’t have these words all to ourselves and want to share here. Enjoy the read.
why it is hard to love a poet? it is such a curse to see the beauty in everything as long as it's impersonal the vulnerability reserved for the blooming flowers or the music that moves my feet into a pathetic one-two step being a poet is no more painful than being human, it's just that i feel it more. it feels like a fog-drenched cliff with no lighthouse in sight more like a soliloquy that won't stop no matter how many rotten tomatoes the front row tosses heavy-handed i eat until the juice drips down my face my callused hands ripe and red and i am still unfulfilled it is such a curse to see the beauty in every word, except for the ones you create