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‘I Hit Him’ by Owen, Year 7



photo credit: mr.beaver via photopin cc I hit him too hard.  I wasn’t thinking, I hadn’t had my pills, but I still hit him hard.  And now the day was possibly going to be very bad for me. It was a small feeling of frustration a little something to amuse, to make me feel better [...]


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‘The City’ by Hannah Biwer Year 7



photo credit: lucky-nine via photopin cc In Newcastle where I live came a very tragic event happened I’ll tell you who I am.  My name is Flo as you can tell I am very scared I wear a white top with black trousers and I have blonde hair I’ll tell you what happened. One cold [...]


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‘The Ghost Next Door’ by Lauren Year 7



photo credit: Pleroma via photopin cc The flames licked at my clothes, hair and skin.  Fire seemed to burst out of my every pore.  The flames leaped from wall to wall toying with me as lynx’s do with their prey.  How long I’d been there was a question of time. After a while, it stopped. [...]


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‘The Bone Crunchers’ by Zico de Giorgi Year 7



photo credit: David C. Foster via photopin cc Mary was walking home past the bombed streets of London, there was rubble lying everywhere, rats scurrying in and out of the cars that had been targeted by the blitz, it was a wreck, men in masks were breaking into shop windows and coming out with all [...]


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‘The City’ by Anon Year 7



http://www.freefoto.com/ I’m sitting on the train. It’s late, about eleven perhaps.  I have been travelling for a long time, and now I’m not far from home.  In the distance I can see cars travelling along the road, and the flashing lights of the city.  I start packing up my things slowly, starting with my iPod.  [...]


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‘Moving to the City’ by Caitlin Carman Year 7



http://www.freefoto.com/ My journey has just began, a journey to an unknown world.  Full of people and business.  A place that at home would feel like a whole other universe.  I feel like I have to change my life because my dad got a new job in New York.  It’s unfair that I have to leave [...]


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‘The City’ by Jamil Islam Year 7



photo credit: jonsthedrummer02 via photopin “My name is Dan Grey I just finished my time in the army, I’m heading back to the city to live with my mother.  The city has changed since I was a kid.  It was a nice peaceful city but now it’s full of criminals and things.”  I walked down [...]


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‘Friend’ by Jenny Waitt Commended, Belonging Poetry Competition 2012



UNDER 19 MAIN CATEGORY COMMENDATION Prize: £50 Book voucher   Friend I belong to you and you belong to me, You arrive when I arrive, leave when I leave. You come to me when I’m in need, You appear when I am lonely, Smiling when I smile, pained when I’m in pain. You walk when I [...]


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‘Belonging’ by Bethany Hamer, Commended, Belonging Poetry Competition 2012



UNDER 19 MAIN CATEGORY COMMENDATION Prize: £50 Book Voucher Belonging If my cat could speak, he’d say ‘where there’s food’ if my dog could reply, he’d bark ‘on your bed’ If I asked my brothers they might tell me ‘watching football’ and dad would inform me ‘with a book I’ve just read’ If my mum [...]


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‘Interconnectedness’ by Adam Napier, Commended, Belonging Poetry Competition 2012



http://www.freefoto.com/ Prize: £50 Book Voucher Interconnectedness My wrists are ribbed steel wings, rusted, oranged, As I affix the grey tea to my lips. The Earl oversees, knackered, Having stood on his statue since 1838, like that person at a party Awaiting the only guest they know, flaunting his kiss-me-quick Curls and cape. The other person, [...]


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‘The North East’ by Faye Sowerby, Winner, Belonging Poetry Competition 2012



UNDER 14 MAIN CATEGORY WINNER Prize: Kindle   The North East Alreet ivrybody, aa’m a Geordie bairn. A bonny lass from Shields, hyem of that cookson lassie. Reet heor in me toon yee’ll find the sands ‘n the Tyne. Alang biv the dunes theor’s the shows. Cum the autumn yee’ll see thoosan’s of joggas ‘n pretty lasses. [...]


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‘Belonging’ by Toby Pearce, Commended, Belonging Poetry Competition 2012



UNDER 14 MAIN CATEGORY COMMENDATION  Prize: £50 Book Voucher Belonging Sitting under an apple tree, Throwing pebbles at the sea, Sitting thinking who am I ? Watching Pigeons in the sky.   Sometimes I think I’m King, That I own the world. I think that I can do anything, I can have that girl.   [...]


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