Earlier this year, we invited poems about young writers' mother or mother figure and we're delighted to announce that our 'Dedicated to Mum' winner is Anna Wilson (16) from Wiltshire. Anna has won a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates for her mum. You can read Anna's winning poem below:
We sat in the dry gold grass in the derelict meadow
It was autumn
Your favourite time of year
Maybe it was the cantaloupe leaves
That made that wonderful sound when stood on
Or the moon and its trickery of proximity
That bought us that much closer to heaven
Darkness was approaching rapidly
I urged you to go back home. You denied
The night sky began to appear
Stealing all thoughts of the demonic dark around you
Captivating isn’t it?
I found it difficult to set my eyes to the sky
To not worry about the unknown,
Possibly lurking in the black.
Set your eyes on the future my dear, you said
Look up. One of those stars is you
Somewhere in the distant, yet near future
Everything around you no longer matters
That is the past. Do not be scared of it.
And there I was
A star in the sky, among a billion others
Who knew what my fate would hold?
But you always had a way with words
And ever since that moment
My fears had faded
And I’ve grown fond of the night.
Well done also to our two runners-up, Charlotte Williams (14) from Essex and Miranda Porter (11) from London, who have each won a box of chocolates for their mum/mother figure.
Thank you to everyone who entered and we hope your mum/mother figure enjoyed the heart-felt poem you created.