GATEHerts 'its my write' competition announces winners!
To celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History month community led organisation GATEherts ran a Its my Write competition inviting young and old to put their pen to paper to create a short poem.
In the under 18 category the winner was 8-year old Dimey Smith and in the over 18 category the winner was Ellie-may Stevens.
Travellers' Times enjoyed reading the entries and are sure you will too! Check out the winners below.
I wonder why?
by Dimey smith
Under 18 Category
I wonder why every time I try to be myself; it comes out differently.
I wonder why everybody hates me; I wonder why everybody hates me
I wonder why everybody takes advantage of me
I wonder why everybody thinks I’m not strong
Because they are wrong ……. I am strong
I do know they are wrong …... I am strong
In my heart, I know, I am me
A Gypsy just a girl, Dimey … what else should I be
by Ellie-may Stevens
Over 18 Category
Soft light caresses my eyelids
I stir, a deep sigh
Warmth kisses my cheek
I stretch, open my eyes
Music lifts my soul
Singing, a robin, a sparrow?
I rise, pull back the curtain
Sunlight floods the room
Misty dew caresses the green
Life stirs, deep under the earth
Warmth kisses the trees
Bark stretches, buds open
Bird music, blossom singing
Sap is rising, winters curtain is lifted
Life floods the garden
The alarm, mechanical tinkling
No need, I'm awake