Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Nation of Survivors

As Americans and people all over the world
 remember and reflect on our nation's greatest tragedy,
 may I present a poem written by my oldest daughter, Lisa Vance?
 I believe it's one of the best poems written on the heart-breaking events
 that unfolded on September 11, 2001.

Nation of Survivors
Written by Lisa Vance
All Rights Reserved 2016

In the bright September morning, without warning to us all,
A few thousand lives were shattered as we watched two buildings fall.
A billion souls felt empty and the flags at half-mast fly,
In the memory of the innocent which didn’t have to die.
We’ve lost brothers, sisters, cousins. We’ve lost family and friends,
But we’ve made the choice not to forget their lives and tragic ends.
Though we’ve had our share of troubles, we put them all aside,
As a nation grieves, we find ourselves defending them with pride.
We’re a Nation of Survivors; with one heart we share a tear.
But we live to serve the memory, not giving into fear.
Though they tried to take security with the things they’ve done and said
Their acts of inhumanity bring unity instead.
So we stand here as a family. One heart. One soul. One voice.
We are challenged by this moment and united here by choice.

September 11, 2001
We will never forget.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Are You a Children's Writer?

If you're a children's writer for Middle Grade kids

why not enter the 23rd FREE "Dear Lucky Agent" Contest on The Guide to Literary Agents Blog?

The contest ends on September 29th, 2016

but all you need to enter is the first page of your completed novel.

See the link below for more details!

Good luck!

Maybe YOU can be the next J.K. Rowling!