Students succeed in poetry competition
Poems to be published
Congratulations to Sadia (7S) and Zara (8H) for their successful entries into the Young Writer's Imagine! Poetic Voices competition.
Sadia's poem 'Why Can't I?' and Zara's poem 'Imagine If Automatically Your Thoughts Were Said Aloud' were selected from over 9,000 poems to be published in the YoungWriter's annual anthology of student poetry, which will be published later this year. Congratulations to Sadia and Zara for their hard work and brilliant poetic writing!
Imagine If Automatically Your Thoughts Were Said Aloud - Zara Zafar
I didn't like it but I said I did
I loved it but I couldn't say 'cause then I'd become the loner kid
Then one morning I awoke
I looked in the mirror
It was me speaking
My words were leaking
I went to school and we had a strict teacher
And I blurted I thought she was amazing
As if I were weird
How do I say
That it's happening automatically?
In the middle of maths I shouted I liked the galaxy
I ran to the toilet
Enough was enough
I told myself I was not tough
My thoughts were hurting people
I should stop
Five minutes later I walked out with a smile
Because I learnt, this day taught me to be myself
So to all of you out there suffering
Be happy and be yourself.
Why Can't I? - Sadia Kassam
Why can't I see the sky?
The sun, the moon, the stars
When I look up, everything's gone
Everything that made Earth shine
Why can't I see the plants, the animals?
Look outside, only concrete and tarmac
No wildlife could survive here
They would die too easily
Why can't I see colours?
I look around, all grey and black
Dull, ugly, depressing
Where did the rainbows go?
This is our world
What it has become