2020 – Age 7-10 Years: Runner Up
Zainab Hamir (age 10)
Theme – Lessons I learnt in Lockdown
Judges’ comments: A personal account of what lockdown was like for the poet and how it affected them. The first-person perspective used is very effective and a lot of skill is used to create the alternate rhyming couplets. A very well written poem!
Lessons I learnt in Lockdown
Corona virus lockdown,
Wow, twelve weeks long,
Spreading all over town,
Saying it was all bad is wrong.
Something I learnt in this time,
Is to stay grateful a lot,
Not exercising is a crime,
Don’t let your body rot!
I didn’t take lockdown for granted,
Spending lots of time with family,
Didn’t hear any person who shouted or chanted,
There was time to get rest happily.
I even had online school,
That’s something I’m grateful for,
I had the NHS, cool,
I am grateful for everything, and more!
So, in conclusion,
Lockdown wasn’t so bad,
Nothing needed a resolution,
I learnt so many things that I hadn’t had!