National Poetry Day 'Young Writers' Competition
The English Department has been astounded by the response we have had from our students to our National Poetry Day 'Young Writers' Competition, here's a small selection.
A Poem About Not Liking Poems
By Jake, Age 12 and dyslexic
I don’t like poems I want to be bolder, but I just grow older.
I don’t like poems coos there really icky I spent one hour thinking of this line.
I don’t like poems they’re no fun for me - words are absurd
But if I could read words, poems would be fine.
The Sad Man
By Reuben, Age 13
I am homeless
My name is..........well I won’t tell you my name
because I've been on the streets so long
I don’t remember it.
I’ve been trying to forget my past
for reasons that I don’t
want to get in to.
Sometimes it feels like a fresh new start.
Other times it comes back
Like a dog rushing at me with a ball.
When that happens I shutdown
And drink to try to forget.
The problem is the next day
I feel even worse
And I still live on the streets.