‘The Poor Door’

WAEC student wins cash in poetry contest

Photo provided to the Times Observer Coleman Miller, a fourth-grader at Warren Area Elementary Center had his limerick - “The Poor Door” - selected as the recipient of a cash prize in a national poetry contest.

A Warren Area Elementary Center fourth-grader has won some cash for his limerick entitled “The Poor Door.”

Students in Rebecca Downey’s third and fourth grade English Language Arts enrichment entered poems in Appelley Publishing Company’s National Student Poetry Contest.

Coleman Miller’s submission was one of 25 cash prize winners. He’ll take home $25 just for entering. Here’s the limerick that brought home the prize.

The Poor Door

A limerick

By Coleman Miller

There once was a talking door,

Who was sad and very poor,

So, he got a bunny,

Who could make money,

Then the door was no longer poor!

The contest is open to students across the country and over $3,000 cash prizes were awarded, according to the publishing firm.

“Congratulations on your school’s participation in the Appelley Publishing National Student Poetry Contest,” Managing Editor L. Sean James said. “We were very impressed with the submissions from Warren Area Elementary Center School.”


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