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Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry
Poem

I have always wanted to be nocturnal,

To Live by the light of the moon.

There’s something about the stars – they’re eternal.

I pray the sun sets soon.

 

Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry
Poem

I’m looking up into the sky

And I am thinking, how can it be this big?

Why is there so much of it?

How do we all fit?

I am thinking all these things

Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry
Poem

A poem in which I am growing.

 

A poem in which I am a tree,

And I am both appreciated and undervalued.

 

Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry
Poem

Her pockets are never empty.

She says pockets are for running.

So she keeps them full,

Stuffs universes into them,

And says it is just the essentials.

 

Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry
Poem

My little brother loves superheroes.

He wants to change the world,

get the keys to the city and save the girl.

 

I watch the films with him all the time,

Ruth Awolola - National Poetry Day 2018
Poem

There’s something of the rich tea biscuits dipped

     in a sugary brew,

From the inside it warms you up.

Something of the feeling ever so welcome

Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry
Poem

We are staring at the moon

and I think for a second we become

wolves again.

Screaming at the stars,

growling at the idea

that this night might end