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The Chessboard

By Aarthi (Year 10, Riverside High School)

The chess board, Magnets falling off and pieces losing their grip, Disjointed colours, Unwillingly joining With its wrinkled surface Black and White Black and white Like a flickering roll of ...

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A Church is a Book

By Charlotte (Year 10, Riverside High School)

The cogs of my mind and this life are always spinning; forever turning. Respite I find, in stories. Faces fade but these words will never die. Before page 3 I’ll ...

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Superhero

By Gabrielle (Year 10, Riverside High School)

Not all heroes wear capes, Some don’t even have a costume, Or a mask, Or any powers at all. Some heroes look like you and me, They walk down the ...

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Armour Soft As Snow

By Gabrielle (Year 10, Riverside High School)

Every scarf holds patterns, Wrapped in their tiny folds, But only mine hold secrets, Every one I’ve been told. These scarves are flowers captured, And the impish bottled wind, Little ...

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Grandad's Foot Mirror

By Hayley (Year 10, Riverside High School)

Dementia; mental decay not where, but what or who Grandad’s words, mewer and muddled my name replaced with, ‘my special girl’ The gift, Black with rough, rusted edges, a paint ...

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A Kiss

By Isabella (Year 10, Riverside High School)

A kiss A simple press of the lips, a slip of the tongue, a sensation An object A thing Turns to a love A secret, a plan, a story Two ...

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The haunting bells

By Jasvin (Year 10, Riverside High School)

The haunting bells that ring outside murmur in my ears all night. The sounds gently unwrap themselves and transform into a fog of voices. The voices then blow into shadows. ...

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In Black Flames

By Kade (Year 10, Riverside High School)

Nothing showed passion like her rhythm, Now we only burn at a distance… Raised on stranger’s boredom Strings of long, metallic beauty Strums idea’s soft kindle alight. One spectacular performance ...

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My Stepfather’s Piano

By Kyle (Year 10, Riverside High School)

There, it leans stoic against the blank wall. Its timeless sheen mirrors your face as if dust has never laid on it. Waiting for your fingers to play its quiescent ...

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My Stepfather’s Piano

By Kyle (Year 10, Riverside High School)

There, it leans stoic against the blank wall. Its timeless sheen mirrors your face as if dust has never laid on it. Waiting for your fingers to play its quiescent ...

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Teddy Bear I

By Lachlan (Year 10, Riverside High School)

Your white fur worn after 15 years of undying love Yet still you hold all meaning to me Your body bent as stuffing migrates Yet still i am infatuated by ...

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the diary - things that shouldn't weep

By Lily (Year 10, Riverside High School)

it screams filling the silence of memory’s halls as quiet as it seems its words drip from the saturated walls it seethes carefully restraining pages filled to the brink not ...

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Paper Heart

By Owen (Year 10, Riverside High School)

A gift from lover, a reminder of life’s treasures, Indispensable, by even most desperate measures. Sitting stoutly, an assurance of trust, Upon schoolboy’s desk, surrounded by dust. Crimson, like the ...

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Paper Heart

By Owen (Year 10, Riverside High School)

A gift from lover, a reminder of life’s treasures, Indispensable, by even most desperate measures. Sitting stoutly, an assurance of trust, Upon schoolboy’s desk, surrounded by dust. Crimson, like the ...

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