Fourteen-year-old Jalynn Hanes recently received a book of poetry that included one of her very own poems.
By Angel Wyrwas
Fourteen-year-old Jalynn Hanes recently received a book of poetry that included one of her very own poems. “Last year I wanted to know what I could do with these emotions and words I was writing,” said Jalynn. “My teacher, Mrs. Carol Hadley, found a website where I could send in my poetry for a contest.”
Jalynn received a notice in May that her poem was chosen to be published in a book of High Merit Poems by Creative Communication. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Jalynn. It is Creative Communication’s mission to help students find their creative voice by expressing their thoughts through the power of writing.
“When I was writing the poem, I had just been thinking about how some people act differently than who they really are,” said Jalynn, “and then the words just started flowing onto the page.”
She says she enjoys writing poetry though she often has to wait until she is in the right mindset. Jalynn hopes to have some of her other works published in the future. She is the daughter of Jerry and Jorja Hanes of Baker.
Humans have a heart of gold,
Yet it seems
A story untold
Written almost in a shade of grey,
But yet it gleams like a ray
Blood and dust is all we are
Dirty and wretched is what we seem
But underneath is a heart of gold
Sometimes hidden, Sometimes sold
Innocent and naïve are what we’re told,
But why is it we only with hold,
The kindness of others and consideration of mothers,
We only discard like a freshly fallen leaf
The story of a man with all its glory,
Even if it seems a little gory,
Is evil and wicked but also kind
No matter how much we may decline
Jalynn Hanes, Grade 8