One of our talented young men, age 13, recently received a letter in the mail indicating he had been published in an amateur poetry competition through an online social network for young amateur poets. Not only was Ted published in a compilation of poems by other amateur poets, he is now eligible for the site’s secondary contest where winners can win up to $2,000.
Here is the poem that he submitted:
Love and hate is all it takes
to make this earth a crazy place
if you think it’s a perfect place
I’m sorry my friend but that’s just not the case
sometimes I think this place is made of hate
if you just started praying then I’m sorry but it’s just too late…