Performed by Val Cole
Get to know the winning poet:
What is the theme of your poem?
— Honor the song in your heart.
What motivated you to write this poem?
— My granddaughter had a learning disability and was shunned by her classmates.
How long have you been writing poetry?
— Since high school.
If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
— My mother.
What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?
— Perhaps someone listening to the poem may know of a young person who could benefit from reading it.
Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?
— Screenplays and short stories.
What is your passion in life?
— To be able to spend more time writing.