Yes, the Dare to Dream pages are where you may begin reading the Poetry & Writing
Contest winning poems and short stories for the Winter of 2012-2013. Congratulations to each and every last one of you
that participated by entering your brilliant and outstanding literary works of art. In putting your dreams to work, you have
produced a living legacy. Above all, you are all indeed 'winners' for putting forth an effort to create
such wonderful writing and poetic pieces while working and playing with words. Scroll down this page to begin reading the
winning poetry and prose writing by the Dream Quest One Winter 2012-2013 Contest winners. I hope you enjoy them
Wishing you the best,
Andre L. West, Editor
to the dream...
Have you ever dreamt of something
that was so real and vivid to your imagination?
And when you woke up, you found that it was just a dream and it was not true? Have you ever dreamt in living colours
whereas you could taste, smell, hear and touch everything in it and you just knew in your heart that it is real?
Have you ever had thoughts and feelings that were so strong that you just had to write them down before they went away forever?
dream is alive!
"Sometimes the only thing standing in the way of your writing a great story or poem, is
you." You may already have written a masterpiece but are afraid to show it because you wonder what everyone thinks about
you. Well, I'm here to tell you that it's just not about you anymore. I mean, once your thoughts and feelings have
been realized, it becomes part of something greater than yourself. That is one reason why you may feel good, as your spirit
freely moves to convey the message you choose to express, through writing a story or a poem.
how you dream...
The First Poetry Prize Winner ($250) - Winter 2012-2013
is TRUDY WELLS-MEYER
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Poem Title: "The Dog That Could Not Walk"
Second Poetry Prize Winner ($125) - Winter 2012-2013
of Akron, Ohio, USA
Poem Title: "The Waiting Game"
Third Poetry Prize Winner ($50) - Winter 2012-2013
is PRADIPSINGH G. AILSINGHANI
of Vadodara, Gujarat,
Poem Title: "A BATTLE WITH-IN"
First Writing Prize Winner ($500) - Winter 2012-2013
is RONNA L. EDELSTEIN
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Short Story Title: LOVINGLY
Second Writing Prize Winner ($250) - Winter 2012-2013
of Bertsham, SOUTH AFRICA
Short Story Title: MESSENGER TO RIVERLEA
Writing Prize Winner ($100) - Winter 2012-2013
is JANET LIN
San Francisco, California, USA
Short Story Title: SOUNDS
OF THE HEART