NC boy competes in national poetry contest

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ARDEN, N.C. -- A North Carolina boy with cerebral palsy is turning his troubles into a positive experience through poetry.

WLOS reported that Diego Adams, a 10-year-old from Arden, recently entered a poem he wrote into the Fatherhood Challenge national poetry contest.

Adams said the poem was about a time he was bullied but kept his self-esteem up.

But Diego does not have a father currently in his life. He attributes his poetic abilities, self-esteem and confidence to his mother, LaTanya Adams, and new mentor Kevin Geagan.

Adams said he is working on a second poem called "Commitment of Your Time," a call to men to mentor boys without father figures in their lives.

Adams’ poem did not win, but got more than 2,000 votes and impressed friends and family.

Source: WLOS