• 64°
franklin county times

Johnson inducted into poet society

By Staff
POET AWARD Elizabeth Johnson of Meridian holds a medal and looks at a trophy that she recently received from the International Poets Society.Photo by Penny Randall . The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall / staff writer
August 24, 2003
Elizabeth Johnson of Meridian just returned home from what she described as "an unbelievable experience."
Johnson, along with 1,700 poets from across the world, was inducted into the International Society of Poets at the 2003 summer convention and symposium a three-day conference in Washington on Aug. 15-17.
Johnson was one of three poets from Mississippi. She read her poem "When It Is Possible" in front of the group and also met movie star Mickey Rooney and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet William Snodgrass.
Johnson works as a unit secretary at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She and her husband, George, have three children and 12 grandchildren. Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Hoze.
This is the poem she read at the induction ceremony:
When the door of opportunity opened
I was somewhere lost in time
Dreaming of a silver platter.
As the dream faded away
The door of opportunity was still open,
I then realized I must not let it slip away.
For it is possible to embrace, with care,
Mold as a beautiful masterpiece
And to address the world with Glory.
As I speak, enhance with "When It Is Possible"
The door of opportunity can be
Conquered with greatness of power.
This is my Silver Platter!
Elizabeth Johnson

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: American Legion Posts 64 and 120 – ‘Veterans Strengthening America’

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss Northwest Shoals

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss UNA

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: In memoriam – Monuments honor the fallen of Franklin

High School Sports

RHS senior chosen as Bryant-Jordan Region 8 Scholar winner

High School Sports

Russellville High School ladies soccer team members participate in annual Night to Shine

News

Russellville High School Scholars Bowl team qualifies for state tournament

News

Vina kindergarteners connect with lots of other classes

News

PCHS JAG student places in district conference

Features

Wedding Spotlight: Layne and Frank Edwards

Franklin County

RHS senior competes at state DYW competition

News

Extension, 4-H present free resume workshop

Franklin County

Franklin County has lots to love

High School Sports

Russellville High School honors alum Luther Tiggs with special night of basketball

News

BTCPA announces second production of season

News

RMS holds annual state assessment celebration

Franklin County

Red Bay welcomes new city attorney

Franklin County

Attempted traffic stop leads to high-speed vehicle pursuit, wreck 

Franklin County

Vehicle pursuit ends in wreck, arrest 

News

RFD, RHS collab promotes job readiness, community safety

Franklin County

Local students named to Mississippi State University’s fall 2023 President’s List

News

Russellville Elementary features among U.S. News & World Report best elementary schools

News

RCS receives recognition as finalist for national award

News

Plans get underway to raise funds for cancer research in memory of Bedfords

x