We are delighted to announce the best poet in Inner Voices - A Collection of Teen Poetry and who has won a Divergent box set is...
Tegh Panesar (17) from London
Poem Title: To Cage A Caterpillar
To Cage A Caterpillar
I am now a butterfly!
Being caged is only a phase in my lifetime so
My potential is infinite because
I can fly with wings for now I know
The cocoon was of my own creation;
It stopped me from believing.
Forged from my doubts and ignorance,
I screamed as I attempted to break the walls of my cell.
For years I was held stagnant and imprisoned so
I lost faith in a chance of freedom because
I was ugly at heart and mind.
By limiting my sight of success,
I didn't foresee a future of welfare
I remembered a past of sorrow
Because I had no wings to soar skies of beauty,
I was a nothing. I was a caterpillar
(Now read from bottom to top).
© Tegh Panesar (16)