A Blank Page
Paige Dube, Grade 11, Upper Coomera State College
It’s extraordinary how something so simple holds so much
Potential, promise and power.
This short tale has been written 1000 times over
But 1 more delve into a creative mind won’t cause any harm.
Potential. For disaster, for love, for victory.
For creative juices to thrive, for marriages to begin or even to end.
A blank page may be someone’s escape or someone’s demise.
Power. It holds tremendously in its scientifically structured molecules.
Power over people, lives, relationships and wealth.
A merciless hero and joyous villain all rolled into one.
Only to be flattened out, shredded or crumpled afterwards.
Promise. I won’t delve too deep,
for if I do I’ll be trapped in this white sheet’s clutches
With Arial font and size 12 as its weapons.
But a blank page promises me solace. A place of escape.
A place to be 100% me and sometimes 100% not.