Many thanks to everyone who took the time and tapped into their imaginations to pen an entry for our Poetry Competition. All entries were heartfelt and meaningful, and all are deserving of the highest praise and commendation. Please keep trying to express yourself through the written word – not just during this great lockdown – but all the time, as much as you can.
For this competition, we asked young people to write a poem about their hopes for the future. Looking at the entries we received, it is clear to see that we all share similar hopes.
In the U12 Category, 1st Prize goes to Abigail Hegarty AGE 10, for her poem, “Hopes for the Future”
In the 12-18 Category, 1st Prize goes to Jessica Doyle Taylor AGE 17 “Hopes for the future”
Well done to Abigail and Jessica and to everyone who entered.
Thank you for your valued and creative contributions. Keep safe. Keep writing…
Hopes for the future
By Abigail Hegarty, age 10
My hopes for the future you will not believe
They’re going to be really hard to achieve
Climbing a mountain, sailing the sea
Really mean so much to me.
But really the specialist one of all
Is not too big but really small
After this global pandemic is done
All my hopes are down to one
I want life to go back to its normal ends
To go back to school and back to my friends.
HOPES FOR THE FUTURE
By Jessica Doyle Taylor, age 17.
Counting all our blessings
Wishing on a star
Praying for the safety
Of people near and far
Not knowing what is coming
In the life of you and me
In touch over call and text
With loved ones we can’t see
Still we hope that one day
All of this will change
That we’ll be told its all okay
And life can be again
I have learned we must appreciate
Everything in the world we live
Try and show more love than hate
And do less take than give
Hoping for the future
Is now what we have to do
Stay at home and isolate
For the good of me and you
Begin to look around yourself
And see the magic nature provides
Can become a splendid gift
Always by your side
It will not be this way forever
But I know this much is true
If we go through it hand in hand
Our hopes for the future will come true