A Way With Words
Spotlight on Emily Murray
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Out of the many different and interesting hobbies, junior Emily Murray loves to write poetry. In 2014 as a freshman, Murray won the school-wide Write Now contest with one of her pieces. She has always had a knack for writing poetry and spends a great deal of time perfecting her craft.
When and why did you start writing poetry?
I started writing in 2nd grade, and it started off when my teacher had a contest, and I really liked it so I kept at it.
What is your favorite thing about writing poetry?
I think that it’s just really open, and you can write about whatever is on your mind.
What kind of poems do you usually write about?
I like to write about dark or inspirational poems.
How do you get your inspiration to write poems?
Whatever is on my mind I think; whatever I’m feeling I put that into writing. I want to write poems that are inspirational and that mean something to people because I want to help them.
Has writing poetry helped you in real life situations?
It’s helped me get through some tough times,honestly, just when I’m upset or when I’m feeling inspired, so it definitely makes me feel better.
The warm, spring air is calling
The clear nights, full of stars
So many memories, new and old
That I’ve had under this sky
I’ve laughed, I’ve cried
All under this beautiful sky
When I miss you, I go outside
I think of this vast universe we share
How lucky I am to share this sky with you
Vast horizons, filled with hope and
And yet we look at the same sky
Different meanings, new adventures to