Middle School Student Wins Literary Competition
CHS middle school student Genesis has been announced as a winner of the 2020 Trumbull Library Literary Competition for Creative Writing.
Genesis’ dramatic and evocative poem, “Two Sides, One Glory,” was inspired by the intense prophetic imagery in Revelation 20:7-10, in which God’s power consumes the forces of evil in a fiery confrontation. “It says in the Bible that God will destroy all evil on the earth,” says Genesis. “My poem is about my vision of that fight.”
In her writing, Genesis wanted to acknowledge that “the real world isn’t always full of just happiness.” But, she says, we have hope even in the midst of the most trying hardships. “God will change all that and make the world full of peace,” she reflects. She felt the Lord’s prompting to submit her poem to the competition.
Entries were judged anonymously by a distinguished group of authors, educators, and editors, based on originality and quality of expression.
In addition to a cash prize, Genesis’ poem will be published in PenWorks, an annual literary magazine.