Congratulations to Nekosi Blackman
of Form 1-32 on placing
1st in the A.R.R.O.W. Poetry Competition which took place at the Botanical Gardens on Saturday 22nd March, 2014.
Nekosi, along with the following students of Form 1-32 were finalists in the competition
Below is his winning piece:
I look around and gasp as I see,
The World being destroyed at my feet,
None care about its beauty as much as I,
And really just litter it and go about with smiles.
They don’t do that for their man-made tiles,
But do it to our big natural mother.
To the beaches and seas and forests and skies,
Killing the animals and making them drop like flies,
They capture animals and try to tame,
But to others they just capture for pleasure of sport,
Not having any courtesy,
Because I know if they were in the other persons,
They would not like it at all.
I remember when me and my family used to see the beauty in things,
But now all I see is the litter and dirtiness and poverty,
As I said no one takes notice of what are their doings,
Even to themselves as the smart race of human beings,
Though my ideas of this world may be small,
People can make them larger one good deed from all,
So listen to my plea,
And make the world look beautifully as it once did.
Time will tell what the people will do,
To make the world a better place for their descendants and relatives,
And though they may be tentative,
I know that someday they will come together,
To make The World,
A big better beautiful place.