When I was in the 6th grade in my English class in school we were given an assignment to write a poem for a national contest and the best would be published in a poetry book. My whole school participated grades 1-12. My grade was supposed to write about a certain literary passage in our English text book, Now I was never good at following directions so after I read the passage a few times I closed the book and I opened the window closest to the computer room where I did my homework. Started looking outside at the stars and such and I wrote this poem. I was the only person selected out of my school and in my state that was published. I knew at that point that I had a gift to write and I have enjoyed it ever sense.