Q&A: Samantha Moore, Writer

Samantha Moore

Artists of DSHS

Paw Print Staff Writer

Interests: Music and playing bass, writing, and running

Inspirations: A lot of my inspiration comes from nature and things that have happened to me.

Who are some of your favorite artistic inspirations?

Paul McCartney is by far my biggest writing inspiration. He has a very unique style of writing where, in his songs, instead of telling stories directly about himself, he creates characters, such as Polythene Pam and Maxwell Silver.

Who is the most influential person in your life?

The most influential person in my life is my dad. He taught me how to be creative and to never stop finding inspiration.

What does your art mean to you?

To me, art is a form of expression and a chance to voice my thoughts in a constructive, entertaining, and beautiful way.

What is your first memory of creating art?

My first memory of creating art in a serious manner is in 8th grade. I never had even realized writing was an option or something I could do. It had just never crossed my mind up until around December of 8th grade. Some bad things had happened to me leading up to the decision to start writing. When I started writing, I noticed that using it as an outlet really helped me process.

What is your work space like?

My work space is usually wherever I am when creativity hits. Sometimes that’s while I’m doing homework in my room or when I’m on a run. Usually, whenever I get an idea, I stop whatever I’m doing and write it down to make sure I don’t forget it.


A Perfect Balance

A dance between two minds,

a balance of wit and humor,

a tie of logic and creativity,

a connection that holds the power to slow time.

Together, we are a balanced unit,

two whole pieces of a detailed puzzle.

As well fit as a polished key to its only lock.

And a touch like the early hours of morning.

When the world is so blissfully unaware

of anyone’s presence but their own.

And you’re essentially completely alone.

And a voice that is like birds singing,

or that of a flute or violin’s smooth noise,

gliding across the evening air.

Poem By:

Samantha Moore

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