A Collection of Original Poetry by Students of Ladysmith High School

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

A Night to Remember ~ Kylie Spencer

In that night, in that world
Reigned a false sense of security
An innocent thought that all people were good
And free of impurity

In that night, in that completely different world
I believed in the light
But now I am drowning
In the shadows

In that night, everything changed
The way that birds flew
The way bees buzzed
The way trees grew

The way I smiled
The way I laughed
The way I was still innocent
I was still a child

No longer am I whole
A beast crawls within
A monster in my gut
I think it’s going to win

Inspired by the novel, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

©  Kylie Spencer

Grade 9

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