In case you missed their pieces in our May newsletter, for the next two Mondays it’s my delight to introduce you to the two recipients of the Writers Forum Scholarship. Our first scholarship recipient, Triet Dinh Nguyen, moved from Vietnam to the United States one year ago and is a recent graduate of Enterprise High School.
Here’s what Triet’s teacher, Trent Copland, says about him: “He is a very, very deserving young student with a promising future made all the more so with the support of organizations such as the Writer’s Forum.” Please be sure to take a moment to leave a comment or two for this up and coming writer after reading his poem.
Nineteen On My Own
By Triet Dinh Nguyen
At the age of nineteen l’m on my own
I must know where I’m going
If I plant good seed at nineteen
Success is what I’m sowing
At the age of nineteen I’m on my own
I have to be responsible for my show
Making good choices determines my fortune
Trading off decisions has to be soon
There is no such a thing as free lunch
Working must be a requirement
Salary for tuition fee and gasoline
Salary supports myself to make a scene
Although with lots of concerns
Don’t forget to be happy
Making friends, having parties
But always keep myself out of burn
Nineteen, the age of dynamic, the age of creativity
If I keep my head stay on still
If I keep my will firm as steel
Success in future myself will be.