The Poetry Corner featuring Lauren Mitchell

Good morning everyone, and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner featuring Lauren Mitchell!🙂

About  Lauren…

Lauren Mitchell is an award-winning writer, performance poet, and public speaker based out of the greater D.C. area. She is #MissPiedmontRegion 2016 and 2nd RU @ #MissVirginia, the first contestant to perform slam poetry in the talent competition.

As an artist, Mitchell strives to see beauty in the smallest things, critique society sincerely and honestly, and cultivate unity where there is division and controversy. Routinely speaking to audiences of hundreds (whether at speech competitions, poetry slams, or talent showcases), Mitchell uses her original work of poetry to inspire, motivate, and empower youth to rise above their circumstances.

Mitchell has ranked among the top five youth speakers in the country. She is a high school national moot court champion, holds multiple titles from Ivy League speech competitions, and formerly represented the U.S.A. at the Collegiate World Debate Championships in Chennai, India. Mitchell is also a coach for high school and collegiate debate teams, and is currently a student leader at Patrick Henry College.

Mitchell’s poetry routinely ends up “trending” on popular sites such as Tumblr and Facebook, with her quotes generating thousands of shares. Her goal is to uplift, inspire, and remind people that life is filled with 2nd chances.

Lauren is also donating 100% of the proceeds from her new upcoming poetry book to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Please check out her website here for more info.


And now, her poem.🙂

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Fantastic poem, Lauren! Thank you for sharing!🙂

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.


About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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