Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Teen Ink Poems

I recently was published on the amazing site, Teen Ink, in the Free Verse Poetry section. Teen Ink is a magazine and website where basically, teens write for teens read. The entire publication is run by teens and the literature is chosen by a group of readers who read every piece very thoroughly. I am so glad that 4 of my poems were chosen to be published on the website. To be published in the magazine, however others have to vote on your piece by rating it on the five star system. I would be ever so grateful if you would please take 2 minutes to vote for my poetry on Here is a link to each of the poems, and then a page with all of my writing. Also, if you have time, take a look at the homepage, featuring many other great pieces to read. There is anything from interviews to ballads, and fictitious narratives to song lyrics. There are so many talented authors out there!


I will most likely submit more work to be published, eventually. It is a great organization and I look forward to receiving the magazine every month! =)
Also, please check out my best friend, Kirthi's work, HERE. She is a great author and has, of now, 5 pieces published.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Contest Alert!

Krthi, from Pages, is holding a contest for the new book, Prophecy of Days, by Christy Raedeke. To enter, click here. This is an awesome contest, that has an interview with the author attached!

Efforts to Make the World a Better Place

The world is a wonderful place, filled with many great opportunities and possibilities. There are many amazing sights to see, things to do, and so much for everyone to enjoy. All of this is slowly withering away. Global warming, pollution, littering, to list a few, are gradually hurting the world. These problems are rising, and as humans, it is our responsibility to make the world a better place for us and the generations to come. Many people are taking initiative for helping out in the "green" efforts. Educating others is the first part, but many environmentalists and people who care about the Earth are taking the extra step to do something about it. Change for the better is what the world needs now. The Earth had given us everything we need to survive, and now it is our turn to repay the favor. On my sidebar is a button that proudly declares: "My Blog is Carbon-Neutral." To get this button, go to the following site and follow the rules to get the button and have a tree planted. Then you can sit back in glory, and take pride in saying, "My Blog is Carbon-Neutral!"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Contest Winners!!!!!

Congratulations to the winners of my first contest! Thanks to all who participated.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Contest Reminder!

ALERT! ALERT! My Blog Creation Celebration: Contest 1 ends in a few days! Please let everyone you know be cautious of this amazing opportunity! Thanks, and don't forget to enter yourself. Scroll down for the post!

Poem Trilogy

A few months ago, my best friend and I were going through a rocky path in our friendship and I was hurt because of a misunderstanding. Of course, now we are the best of friends, but at the time, I needed some way to express my inner feelings. Whenever you are down, writing, and in my opinion, poetry, can always bring you back up. I decided to express myself by writing a trilogy of poems and show them to her, as I always do with a lot of my writings that I make while around her. I did this, and it let out the conflicts and cleared the cobwebs of the apart-ness I was feeling. Just a few days ago, I came across the small, sea-coloured notebook that I had written the poems in. The word inspire engraved on the front in my favourite font led me to open it. Seeing it now, I overlooked the conflicts of the past as I recalled the poems themselves. They actually are something that I wanted to share, and so I hope you enjoy the trilogy:

Used to Be

Where is the one that used to be?

The one who always enlightened me.

Who shared her smile when I was low,

Who went along where I would go.

The one who braved through thick and thin,

To let us remain as one within.

We shared one heart,

But are now apart.

You and me?

Where's the glee?

Where is us laughing happily?

Where is the one that used to be?

At this point, I had originally planned to not share the poem with her, but then decided on a whim that I should. Thinking that it wasn't obvious, I figured she wouldn't understand and began to write the next one. She, as all best friends would, knew immediately. I thought, "Of course she'd understand! She is a true friend, and knows everything about you." She went on to say that she knew all along that there was something wrong. Who would have thought communication is that useful?!? By that time, we knew everything was forgiven. But still... I had an urge to finish up the next poem....

If Only You Knew

If only you knew

What it's all about.

Then you would cry

Just to let it out

And pout and pout

And moan and groan

Thinking that you were alone.

But in reality

You would know there's always me.

Because what used to be,

But isn't now,

We can mend,

And be friends somehow.

That poem, once she read it, and I did as well, we realized it wasn't exactly us. First, she wouldn't be that dramatic; words can carry away emotions too drastically sometimes. Second, I had to turn the mood to happy because that was the new feeling of the situation. Of course, it didn't fit the down-right depressing mood, however once you cry, it always seems to make you feel happy (or maybe that is just me.....). Anyways, the second probably pertains to us the least, and the last one the most.

Friends of Hope

Hope our friendship is always true,

And I can always be there for you.

And that you can do the same for me,

And we can restore what used to be.

Hope our friendship will last for years,

And we can help each other through the tears.

And we can always talk and smile,

And add more memories to the pile.

Hope our friendship is always proud,

And we can dance together in the clouds.

Up in heaven, in the sky,

So we can be friends, by and by.

Hope our friendship survives it all,

And that we'll be there to catch each other when we fall.

And although sometimes I throw my anger in storm and rage,

It was always meant to be, Rose and Paige.

And the scene ends as they embrace each other in a loving hug and promise to always be true and stay friends. Credits roll. =)