Below is the Grade 10 sonnet winner for the 2017 Serup Poetry Competition.
It’s visions few and wonders far between,
We see with truth, with passion that will last.
An evening dove caught in a pale moonbeam,
Not glanced with hazy eyes that soon flit past.
Yet rarely noticed is the sacrifice
Of fragile patterns trapped in frosty nights,
Reflections of the autumn trees on ice,
Or starry skies reflecting city lights.
The bitter secrets of defeat and pain
Will cast these splendid images aside,
Replaced by cold and suffocating chain
That forces our tears back when we should have cried.
An unsung song abandoned on the floor,
We’re losing now, by wanting something more.
Sarah R, Mackenzie ‘20