A Way With Words

Congratulations to Year 3 student Grace P., who recently received a Commendation in the Lower Primary Division for her entry in this year’s Dorothea McKellar Poetry Competition. To give you an idea of the scale of the competition, this Division alone received 1152 entries.

Grace is part of our Junior School Horizons Program led by Mr Joshua Scott.

Below is a copy of her poem, ‘A Roller Coaster of Life’. 

I feel my body bursting out with glee

The dark starts to fade

A light rises up in me

Joy

Hope

Delight

My face is the core of the earth

The volcano in my heart spews out

and swallows the world of delight

Hatred

Rage

Vexation

The ocean rushes out of my eyes

A bucket full of grief pours over me

It feels like my heart ripped in two

Grief

Terror

Depression

Then it starts all over again

like a roller coaster of life.