Battered, bruised, black and blue
Was the colour of my heart, which I gave to you.
I begged, I cried,
I fell on my knees.
Asking you to fix it;
‘Please!’ I cried, ‘Please!’
My enemies came, my guard was down
They tested and tried,
Waiting for me to drown.
I hid behind you,
You took the brunt
They beat you, bashed you.
And with every grunt
My heart was slowly healed.

FOLLOW US was established in 1997, and since then we have successfully completed numerous short story and poetry competitions and publications.
We receive an overwhelming positive feedback each year from the teachers, parents and students who have involvement in these competitions and publications, and we will continue to strive to attain this level of excellence with each competition we hold.


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