5 February 2021

In a recent blog from English teacher, Andrew Jamison, we were encouraged to think about the relevance and worth of poetry. In keeping with this focus, first year Bertie Smith shared this poem that he wrote for his grandfather, who he cannot see at the moment. A wonderful illustration of the beauty and value of poetry for all age groups.

Hope by Bertie Smith, 1S

Keeping your chin up is an easy thing

To say but not to do in real life.

Grey thoughts like foggy mornings cloud your mind,

But hope is breaking through the clouds like dawn,

And dappled light appears in your mind,

And soon the light will burn the grey away –

The everlasting war of hope and fear,

The fate of hope is cradled in your arms.

So keep your chin up high for dawn will come.

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