Brag moment: my 13 year old nephew won an award for this poem. It's called "With these hands" and the young poet's name is Michael Ihlenfeldt.
With these hands - I could touch the sky
I could leap off the ground
Flap my hands and fly
With these hands I could slow down time
I could alter the weather
By simply clapping them together
With these hands I could hold back the rain
I could light up the sun
I could let rivers run
With these hands I could soothe the pain of the nation
I could dry up their tears
Remove all their fears
With these hands - I can do wonderful things
If, deep in my soul
My faith keeps me whole...
Of course the poem is what it is, with a readership or 1 million or none at all, but I wonder if it would have made a difference if he had posted the poem on a blog. When he was advised that he had won the award, he couldn't remember what poem they were referring to (perhaps he writes many such pieces!). I have read so many wonderful blog posts about how kids have been affirmed by having people comment on their work when they have posted it online.