Poetry competition CLOSED 13th January 2020 5:24pm
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And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're going through
– David Bowie


The new generation has risen,
They are fighting for what’s rightfully theirs,
They are voicing their concern,
Calling for action and change,
And Greta has taken the lead.

Some in the world stage ridicule them,
But what they lack in experience and years
They make up in passion and persistence,
They will not be meek but speak up because
They will inherit the earth.

And Greta’s voice is being heard,
By governments and the establishment,
Yes, they should fear as the signs are clear,
The voice of the young generation is here,
Raising awareness pushing for change.

There is urgency and worry in her expression,
But she marches on knowing it’s a long fight,
And like her Viking ancestry she sails the seas,
Around the world representing the future.
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The winner of this competition and any runners up were decided by public vote.

Thank you to the following members for voting:

JohnnyBlaze, _boybrains, Danny11714, AspergerPoet56, Ahavati, Tallen, runaway-mindtrain, Josh, _shadoe_, nutbuster, Billy_Snagg, darkcloud68, Layla, NewBeginnings, Kinkpoet, LadyKilla, the5thRiddler, Stoney223, alcedoathis, wallyroo92, Marks, snugglebuck, Ely

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Congratulations, russell! I didn't enter but I did enjoy the entries.

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well done, russell... your piece reminds us all, if we ever need it, that time marches on and  belongs to the future as we fall away. we ought not squander the future of others for the selfish comforts of today

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Nice write, Russell. Congratulations, mate. ✌😉

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Congratulations to Russ and a big thank you to all that participated.  
Realizing the provocative nature of this challenge, I commend all of you for your courageous writes.

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My enthusiastic congratulations to you, Russell... for a well-earned win on your superb write!

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Greta Thunberg’s mom tells the extraordinary story of the excruciatingly-bullied, slowly-emaciating Greta in the few years before her daughter’s transformation into one of the most influential leaders of our time. The power of Greta’s campaign to extract action from our global hypocrisy emerged from such utter, personal pain.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/23/great-thunberg-malena-ernman-our-house-is-on-fire-memoir-extract?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR3QvBNXCWI5aiL6nCdnMRiNLO4Rgi0a6lelZ5d-zM1xkyuc7KH483fqoXU

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Dear Ahavati, thank you for contributing this link.  I so admire the capability and courage of this young woman.

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snugglebuck said:Dear Ahavati, thank you for contributing this link.  I so admire the capability and courage of this young woman.

You're very welcome snuggle. I thought we had a speakeasy topic on her, but the only thing that pulled up was this competition. It belonged here regardless, I think.

It's so easy for people to judge when they're not the actual parent, isn't it?  

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I'm completely behind on everything at the moment.

Congrats on your win, Russell!

And thank you for this comp, SnuggleB!

Ahavati said:

It's so easy for people to judge when they're not the actual parent, isn't it?  


Yep.


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