We are delighted to share that Upper Fifth pupil Neave has been announced as the KEHS Poet Laureate for 2022-2023. The theme of this year’s competition was ‘Power’ and there was an extremely strong field of entry.
The Great Burden
If I could crack through the border of Time,
shattering the longest survivor until
it, itself, could not survive
What would remain of the world?
Could you even call it a world?
The fragmented fractions of humankind
piercing the skin on my feet, as I attempt
to navigate my way through the wreckage.
What would I find?
A lark, contending for its life in a jail meant to end it,
or a buttercup with its petals picked and scattered?
These small sufferings are disregarded in the amalgamation of all struggles.
At the conclusion of Time, I will see a liberated lark
laughing from the memory time gifted it
and a thriving buttercup, lonesome but alive.
Because time is Power Full.
Humans may be the undoing to time’s tragic tale
but its Power is its ultimate demise.
The Power to conceal it’s corruptions
and sell its crimes to its foolish prisoners
The Power to dominate immeasurable populations
without them becoming conscious of it
The Power to take and give
Of course, I will never be able to crack through the border of Time.
All I can do is remain powerless
and pursue my life absent of this Great Burden.