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Nostalgia for Child’s Play

This poem was composed in my Creative Writing I class. The objective was to write a poem about a place and incorporate all five senses within the poem. I especially enjoyed writing this poem as the lake was one of my favorite places growing up. Not only is it a beautiful environment, but it is also a place full of memories spent with family. This poem holds a special place in my heart as my grandfather also enjoyed spending time fishing and hosting family gatherings with my grandmother at their home on the lake. When my grandfather passed in October 2012, this poem was displayed at his funeral, as I remember him telling me he had tears in his eyes when the poem was read to him.

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Praises from His Sunshine

I composed this poem in my Creative Writing class. The objective of this assignment was to compose an ACTS poem, which stands for Appreciation, Confession, Thankfulness, and Supplication, or a request. I was to choose someone worthy of praise whether it was someone in history, a religious figure, or someone close to me.  I chose to write about my father as I am quite close to my family, but I have always been a Daddy’s girl.

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Serenade

This poem was written in my Creative Writing I class. The objective was simple: write a love poem. This was one of the hardest poems I had ever written. Although I was inspired, it was almost as if I was too inspired that I was thinking too hard about writing this poem. After many frustrating hours, I was finally happy with my draft of my love poem about my boyfriend.
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Utopia Disturbed

This poem was written in my Creative Writing I class. The objective for this poem was to write an elegy about the events that took place in Madison, South Dakota on February 2, 2012. This was shocking news for a town of six thousand, where everyone thought they felt safe. This poem is a response to the events of that night for the poet.

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