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Mayor’s Poetry Contest Winner

Mayor’s Poetry Contest Winner

Congratulations to Shelley Locke, winner of the Mayor’s Poetry Contest to celebrate Poetry Month in April and promote literacy, arts, culture and reading in our community.

Shelley  loves adventure and has been on a creative journey for most of her like – writing and poetry and then to landscape design.  She is a self-taught artist with a love for acrylic design.  Although Shelley is no stranger to writing and poetry  – this piece was new for her as she naturally writes in quatrain stanzas and this looser style was new to her.

I want to thank everyone who submitted an original piece,  it was great to read all the different perspectives of the theme ‘Always Together’.  I think you’ll enjoy this piece by Shelley.

 

Hope Floated

When reality froze
yet time still pulsed
The earth drifted
and life unhinged

Hope floated

The world revolved
with bated breath
This new existence
devoid of air

Hope floated

Our pale reflections
glow as star dust
Dreams unhinge
and shadows beckon

Hope floated

Seashell memories
gritty with sand
Humanity echoes
on trade wind breezes

Hope floated

Apart we found
our greatest strength
The call to bond
and heal our earth

Hope Floated

We shine our greatest
when all seems broken
Yet forged our links
for hope floated

S. Locke