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The Winner Is Not The Winner

Two points of view:
A battle of words
is a blaze of jealousy,
razor-sharp,
shredding, shearing,
deep into each other's icy, frozen souls.
Violent thoughts of aggressive lightning
on the end of the blade,
gashing deep,
piercing hard.
'I'm not giving in!'
I slit an evil slice of cruelty
into my opponent's mind,
impaling aggressive words of fury
Into his poor, suffering, steel heart.
Harpooning far into the spirit,
a scream of pain shrieks . . .
A white flag . . .
The one who won
is not the winner;
the winner
is the one who creates
the peace.

Thank you letter from the winner

To all the people at Young Writers who selected me as a winner,

I was shocked.

When the head of my class room mentioned my name, I was then interested, she was talking about the War of Words which surprised me.

I had completely forgotten about that poem and me entering into the Young Writer, so when she mentioned it I had to think for a second what she was talking about.

I turned bright red and couldn't get the grin off my face while the whole school was staring at me and clapping. This was the first thing I had ever won!

"Four thousand people entered and I won!" I was thinking in my head.

My excitement was immense. I couldn't get over the fact that I won, I was imagining what my family were going to say about this miracle!

Once again, I am so thankful that you put your time and effort into this competition I am in.

With best wishes Oscar. 

P.S thank you for the voucher. 

by Oscar Rhodes (0)
Laidlaw Education, London


Competition - War Of Words

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