Poetry Competition Winners
We were blown away by the entries into our first ever poetry competition. Here are the brilliant winning entries. We will share the runners up soon.
Early Years winner: Tilda Tries Again by Amy, St Matthew's CofE Primary School
Tilda's world was upside down but she tried again and again and again.
But nothing worked her world seemed incredibly difficult.
She was a little ladybird it was topsy turvy but it tried again and again.
And could she be brave could she do it? Yessssss! like the ladybird.
Key Stage 1 winner: Poem to the invisible people by Sophia, Barnes Primary School
Don't be sad
Don't stay on your own
Don't walk away
Don't be invisible
Let's come together
Together we can be seen.
Lower Key Stage 2 winner: The Last Bear by Isla, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School
We do not care,
For our world.
It is not fair,
Fot the animals here.
They do not dare,
To go against man.
All they can do is stare,
At the horror…
Let us beware,
To prepare and share,
With the last bear
And not scare.
Hear my prayer.
Upper Key Stage 2 winner: Valley of Lost Secrets by Persephone, Coombe Hill Junior School
If you ever venture deep into your mind
Wandering along the images cast there
And get past the thoughts that drag you down
And get past the thoughts that linger underneath your skin
And past the thoughts that push you back
Then you will come to the valley, the valley of lost secrets.
In the valley, wilderness rules,
Wild things lurk,
And secrets hang, like mist, suspended in the air.
They scamper around your feet,
They buzz about your head,
They walk beside you, whisper into your ear.
They taunt you, lead you places
They drag you around.
If you are curious enough to discover the secrets
If you are kind enough to befriend the secrets
If you are patient enough to wait for the secrets
If you are bold enough to face the secrets,
Then, and only then, will you find them,
And you never know what you will get
So, if you get past the thoughts that drag you down
And the thoughts that linger underneath your skin
And the thoughts that push you back
Then you will come to the valley
But where do you go next?
Upper Key Stage 2 winner: The Last Bear by Jessica, Trafalgar Junior School
Searching forever and ever in the endless white
Propelled by the hope that he would find them
How he would play and dance with them
Dance and play until the sun went down
Figures swirled in his head
A sandstorm in the snow
Until at last he reached the cliff
That dropped into nothing
Where were they?
Three seconds ticked by
Five more slipped away
Until there were few left
A single tear trickled down his face
They weren’t coming
They never were