A Way With Words

Spotlight on Emily Murray


Emily Murray loves writing poetry in her free time.

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.

Beautiful Sky

Emily Murray

Look Outside

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