Staring down at the bowl of rice
you realise that it won’t suffice
the urge for more creeps up your spine
and you conclude that this is not fine

as the clock ticks by
and the ones around you die
your endless desire intensifies
and nothing ever satisfies

to all; now it is apparent
of your unruly talent
they strive to pacify your needs
but you are consistent with your pleads

you only yearn for more and more
never stopping to think of the poor
and only now do you realise
that these earthly cravings are all but lies


23 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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