Thursday, 19 June 2014

Green to Gold Poem

My school gives students the opportunity to become Poet Laureate for two years and I love poetry and I love writing, especially in a poetic style, so I thought I’d give it a go. I was very close to getting the position but someone else managed to do that little bit extra. Nevertheless I was immensely proud of my poem and I’d consider it one of my best pieces. The topic was ‘Autumn’ and even though I didn’t win I’m so proud of myself for at least trying. So two years ago I wrote Green to Gold and I thought it would be nice to share it with you.

I soared across,
In the twinkling twilight,
Observing, staring, inspecting,
At the bright blazing bursts,
That lay glistening beneath me.

I circled around,
Floating in the blissful breeze,
But now the glowing fire below had been replaced,
By a frail aged texture,
Rough like a rusty ancient gate.

Gazing at this transformation,
From emerald green grown to golden,
As I sat perched on this magnificent creation,
Admiring the beauty it possessed.

Feeling a heart sinking sensation,
Like something had reached its extent,
A monster of wind roared forcefully,
And instant spirals of glittering and gleaming grace,
Tumbled and crashed to a carpet of dirt,
Silent to the surroundings.

For weeks I valued its rich qualities,
Why did it admit defeat?
Now buried below in the depths of the Earth,
All forgotten,
Rejected and neglected.

Gazing at this transformation,
From emerald green grown to golden,
As I sat perched on this magnificent creation,
Admiring the beauty it possessed.

When on the creation,
I treasured its presence,
Now whisked away into gloomy shadows,
Light fading,
Careless creatures dismissing its powerless talent.

Reminiscing the great transformation,
From emerald green grown to golden,
As I sat perched on this creation,
I stopped admiring the beauty it once possessed.


Thank you so much for reading! Let me know in the comments whether you liked it or not, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Hugs & kisses,
Nabeela x

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