In 6th Grade I chose to recite Herb Brooks’ locker room speech from the movie, Miracle. The Techies pointed a spotlight directly into my eyes, which distracted me, and I’m sure that came through in my delivery. I wasn’t chosen.
In 7th Grade I did a poem by Edgar Allen Poe. That seemed interesting enough, he’s a great poet. I can’t really describe what didn’t go well. It just didn’t. I didn’t have a problem with the spotlight that year, because we performed in our classroom. But, I wasn’t chosen and quite frankly, I wasn’t disappointed.
This year, I’ve turned a bit of a corner on my writing, which I didn’t consider to be a strength in the past. And I‘ve been exploring poetry as a part of my blogging. So, maybe my experiences with the contest this year will be different.
We’ll see. I’ll give it my best.