In honour of National Poetry Day, we wanted to share a poem written by our Creative Writing Group. This group is composed of family members, all of whom have a loved one missing. They produced this poem in collaboration at one of our recent Creative Writing sessions, on the theme of ‘The Environment’.
Streams flow to estuaries filled with plastic and junk
Gentle rise and fall of tides
Seagulls scream and fight for their share.
The inhabitants of the sea – all innocence, yet in peril
They call you Jumbo and Ellie
Your rough skin hides thousands of years of wisdom
They are small, but deadly
Your wisdom and size can’t save you from harm
The height, movement and majesty of a tree
Overused out of necessity in the past, appreciated like most things too late
They are our backdrop and shelter for many living things
Be kind, think anew at their marvel
Written by the families of the Creative Writing Group
Val Nettles, Marlena O’Donnell, Tina O’Donnell
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