Tatamagouche teen wins Legion poetry contest
TATAMAGOUCHE, N.S. – When it came to writing something about Remembrance Day, Emily Esau had no trouble.
The 15-year-old Tatamagouche Regional Academy student wrote a poem about remembrance that earned her a first-place certificate from the Royal Canadian Legion in the village.
“I thought about my uncle Jerry, who was a peacekeeper, when I was writing,” she said.
“It wasn’t hard to write because I like to appreciate the veterans. I have a huge respect for the military and what they’ve done.”
She finds writing poetry easy once she gets a flow going, and she and her friends share their writing with one another.
“I write about things that mean something to me,” she said. “It’s a good way to express things.”
Emily knows most of the Tatamagouche Legion members and was pleased to see how proud they were of her. She said that encourages her to keep writing.
Remembrance Day poetry contest winner, Emily Esau, from Tatamagouche Regional Academy, was presented with a certificate by members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 64, Tatamagouche. From left, Alan Fahey, Emily Esau, Frank Beck and Marylou Mackay.