Congratulations to my Grandson Thomas, a wonderful young poet who received Highly Commended Award at the recent prestigious Myall Creek Memorial Day Poetry Competition.
This is the second year he has been awarded a prize at at this poetry competition.
2019 ‘Myall Creek Memorial schools art, writing & song competition
The Friends of Myall Creek Committee invite all school children from years K to 12 to participate in its annual ‘THOUGHTS AND DREAMS’ competition. The theme this year?
‘Living Lingo … International Year of Indigenous Languages’
As Languages fall through the air,
carried on the winds of time,
some fade, disappear,
become echoes of the way it was . . .
an echo we struggle to hear,
as we work on how it should be.
All the languages new and old hold power.
People learn and differ with them.
It is the lyrical key to the vault of volumes of knowledge,
kept in the magic of the voice,
in the retelling,
like a spell to conjure
You have to explore and engage
in language is hope,
We need to speak out,
to be heard.
to keep it alive…
so life is not lost in translation.
Last year Thomas received a book voucher and an Australian book.
We are awaiting this years award.
Here is last years poem by Thomas.