The purpose of the Creative Communication Poetry Contest is to bring recognition to student writers. Winners share thousands in cash and prizes. In addition to the winning entries, other entries of high merit are accepted to be published in the organization’s bound anthology. Sydney’s poem was selected to be published in the anthology in addition to receiving a $25 check for her winning entry.
Students compete against their peers in both age and location. Less that 50% of the poems and essays that are entered in each contest are accepted. Thus, the contest is selective so that it is an honor to be accepted, yet not so exclusive that it is discouraging to enter.
Mother Nature, Really?
poem by Sydney Demaree
The clouds roll in from the Western sky.
As the rays of sunshine say goodbye,
high and dark their message is clear.
The first spring storm is coming near.
Thunder, Lightning and Wind that roars.
I watch in amazement while safely indoors.
Rain starts to fall all around.
It has an unmistakable sound.
In the distance, I see lightning flash.
Shortly after is a thunder CRASH!
Mother nature, right before my eyes,
pours grey sheets of rain from the skies.
Rivers of water now form in my yard.
Running together so strong and so hard.
As quick as it arrived, rain I no longer hear.
Those rays of sunshine now reappear.