Posted by on June 3, 2013 in family, Inspiration, Kids, life | 0 comments


For those of you who don’t know who Halle is, let me tell you. She is our 13-year-old daughter and the first publicly published author in our house.

She is also a character in all three of the Lakeview Novels I have written or am in the process of writing.

She wrote this poem last week for extra credit and I thought it well worth a blog post.




Can you tame

That which is not yours


Can you gain

Without lifting a finger


Can you control

That which has held you captive


I ask the impossible

Yet widely know


What many people look at

Yet have never seen

Never sensed


You say I’m crazy

A strange sheet of nothing

Unable to be heard

Left by society


But I am something more


A flair

Sparkling bright

Inspiring a million

Strengthening even the free spirit’s mind


I can taste

That cloud of realism

That follows your every move

Shielding your eyes

From the love that blinds others



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