APOLLO AWARD WINNING POEMS
Global Winner: Grace - UK
One Night In my Dreams
One night, my dreams took me around the world.
Towns, cities, and cultures unfurled.
I saw people in harmony, people at war.
The rich, the extravagant, the lowly and poor.
The Great Wall of China, the Great Barrier Reef,
the pyramids of Giza, all beautiful beyond belief.
But the ice caps are melting, rainforests cut down.
Earth's temperature is rising, the seas turning brown.
We have to stop this before it's too late.
It truly would be a most devastating fate.
Our planet is suffering, more than it should.
We must change our ways; I would and you could.
Thunberg, Attenborough, amazing idols,
Say we have no time to sit around, idle.
It's time to stand up and speak out for what's right,
Our planet needs us and hope is in sight!
It is now clear we must all work together
Or our common home will be ruined forever.
I awoke from the dream and it really was clear:
Our world is calling for help; can you hear?
Creativity Prize: Louis
A good time is coming
I wish it were here
The very best time in the whole of the year
I’m counting each day
On my fingers and thumbs
The weeks that must pass
Before Santa-Claus comes
Then as the first snowflakes
Begin to come down
And the wind whistles sharp and the
Branches are brown
I won’t mind the cold though my fingers are numb
For it brings the time nearer when Santa-Claus comes
Then on Christmas Eve
Out of the window
The sky is dark and the
Ground is white
The world is peaceful
On this wintry night
No one around
Not a laugh not a car
Not even a bird
For a moment it’s just
The snow and me
Then in the darkness
I hear a jingling
Santa and Rudolph
They’re here they’re here
Inspiration Prize: Maya
The world so round,
The world where anything can be found,
The ripe, red apples,
The multi coloured grapes,
The trees and flowers as tall as towers,
Reading books and playing games,
Watching birds soar like flames,
Those who live to protect,
And those that need to accept,
That global warming is real,
And that everyone wants to live in their world ideal,
From big swaying elephants ,
To rather small ants,
The world isn't a toy,
And if we choose to destroy,
There will be no joy.
This competition is Supported and Funded by BH Coastal Lottery fund
Meet The Judges
Virginia Macgregor is currently Head of Creative Writing at Wellington College.
Principal of ETC International College,
Vice-Chair of the International Education Association of Bournemouth,
Christchurch and Poole
Cllr Lawrence William
Ward Councillor for Littledown &
Iford Vice-Chairman Audit &
Spokesman for Culture and Leisure
Local Poet from Virginia Water Council
Ms Jane Millward
Jane Millward was appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2019.
Jane joined E-ACT as a regional education director in September 2016 before being appointed national director of education in February 2017.
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