Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Monday, November 24, 2008

My First Published Work

Yesterday, my mother-in-law gave me a book she found in a box she was going through. It's the, "Castle Dale Stake Mormon Arts Festival Writing Contest Winners, 1979." And guess what was in there? This little poem that won second place in the children's division:

The Lord is Where
The Lord is through the ceiling
And the rainbow that just came out,
And through the stars of night
And the sun of day.
We are just passing through its beautiful rays.
We finally reach his holy place;
We jump up and down with a smilie face.
--Angie Taylor, age 7

My first publication! You know, I can actually remember composing this poem in my head during Sacrament Meeting. It's funny that my mother-in-law had this. We lived in the same stake back then, but my husband and I didn't meet until college.

8 comments:

tiff said...

that is great. i love it. very inspireing. thanks

Linz said...

Wow! You are amazing!

Tracy said...

That's too funny that my mom had this socked away for almost 30 years. I'm curious to know what else she has...

No comment on how old this makes you. (Oops. I guess that is a comment.)

Angie said...

Still younger than you, my love.

:p

Janyece said...

That's too funny! That's the year I was born! ;) The poem is great! Did you always want to be a writer?

Angie said...

I think I always did want to be a writer, but for many years I didn't think I could. That sounds like a good topic for another post.

Janyece said...

Very good idea for a post because I'm 100% sure you're not alone!

Larry and CIndy said...

I, too, remembered that poem when I read it. I am so glad at least one of your Moms kept it. I have no idea what happened to it at our house. I love it...sure was a taste of things to come, huh? Love Ya A&F, MOM=)