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Saturday 3 February 2024

Poems from Linton Village College

I recently spent a few days in the lovely village (town?) of Linton, on behalf the Lindon Children's Book Festival. I spent my time visiting schools, performing poems and running workshops. I was really excited to visit Linton Valley College, where I worked with some lovely groups of Year 7 and Year 9 students. I am excited to share two poems that emerged from my workshops. I hpe you enjoy them as much as I did!

If I Was a Colour by Elena Yr 7

I could be red

for I get angry and annoyed

I am like a bird

unable to fly

I could be green

for I am flourishing and calm 

I am like a flower

opening its petals

I could be yellow

for I have patience and brightness

I am like the sun

emerging from a cloud

I could be purple

for I am fair and caring

I am like a mother

helping their child 

I could be blue

for I am sad and lonely 

I am like a victim

of bullying

I could be any colour

nobody is one thing

There is difference in the world 

Colours by Adrienn Yr 9


Almost never pure

Never seen when coloured on paper


Always grumpy 

Snappy, unapproachable, harsh


Unloved. Alienated

Left behind, never to be seen again


In the shadows

Emotion? Gone. Quiet.