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Second place for Poetry star
Thursday, 08 October 2015 00:00

Second place for Poetry star

RES Poetry student

We are proud to announce that Remi Obasa has won second place in the Betjeman Poetry Prize Competition. As a result, Remi has won the following prizes: £50 as runner up, 4 Eurostar tickets to Paris, Lille or Brussels, a tote bag from Hatchard's bookshop crammed with books and a book token and the publication of his poem- World War Two Bomb Shelter – in an anthology.

RES Poetry student

On Thursday 8th October 2015, Remi was one of six finalists whose poem was shortlisted from thousands of students across the UK. It was an honour to watch Remi represent the school so beautifully. He read his poem with admirable poise and captivated the audience throughout his reading. We congratulate Remi and his family on such a profound achievement and hope to see more amazing feats from him in the near future.

World War II Bomb Shelter

By Remi Obasa

The lighting was dim,
The atmosphere was dead,
Soil fell through cracks in the ceiling,
And on to my trembling head.

Thud, Thud, Thud,
Explosions all around,
The city I know and love,
Turned to a hole in the ground.

The dry aroma,
Blocking my nose,
It’s hot and sweaty,
And everyone knows.

The shock and panic,
Is a lot to handle,
The cramped little place,
Is lit by candle.

I can taste the mud,
Filling the air,
People are scared,

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