WORLD OF WORDS: Poetry Corner

Scarlet Armstrong-Blench, Daisy Adhangale, Lila OFarrell, Katie Barber and Keeley Lansdowne
Scarlet Armstrong-Blench, Daisy Adhangale, Lila OFarrell, Katie Barber and Keeley Lansdowne

This month the poems come from members of Tiger’s Eye Writers in Shoreham, creative writing workshops for children aged 7-11.

The Day Amber Believed in Herself

World of Words is written for creative writers by writers

World of Words is written for creative writers by writers

Amber, a colour,

and a name.

And a great friend.

Amber never believed in herself

So she never really achieved much.

I’ve tried to tell her she’s a great person,

if she just believed she was

then she’d be even greater.

She thinks that she would brag too much

if she was proud of her achievements.

But bragging and being proud are two different things,

completely different things.

Then one day she understood,

she understood what I was telling her.

She realised that maybe she was just scared,

scared to be herself.

Ever since that day she has done something that

made her the best person she could possibly be.

She believed in herself.

Keeley Lansdowne (age 11)

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Stars, Sun and the Moon

I dance around the sky calling my friends.

I see the huge ball of light, I know I am smaller but bright.

I make pictures with friends in the sky,

Watching rockets passing by, humans dreaming to fly,

Looking at the silvery ball in the sky wishing I was nearby,

Feeling sad and bad but happy and glad,

Shining bright and satisfying children with my light.

Daisy Adhangale (age 8)

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Jack

He’s a

bed jumper

sleep stopper

cuteness holder

laughing liver

cuddle giver

expert sharer

loving brother

food sharer (well sometimes!)

little lover

funny fidget

chatterbox chitter

hopping like a kangaroo

sweet carer

gentle hander

soft rubber

my hugger

my brother.

Katie Barber (age 8)

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Ashes

Listen, my crackling voice echoes around the cave making it shake.

The people come in, I’m crowded but lonely.

When they go I flicker and I slowly fade away.

Lila O’Farrell (age 8)

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Silver woodpecker

Night drips its silver tap tap tap

but it’s a lap of moonlight glowing lightly on the silver woodpecker.

A flowing waterfall gliding down a cliff

but it’s the silver woodpecker soaring gently down an old oak tree.

Lightning strikes a flicker of bright light.

It’s the silver woodpecker flying above the night sky clouds.

You won’t see it so seek it.

Scarlet Armstrong-Blench (age 9)

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