Beauty and pain live side by side,
Stop thinking I have so much fear to hide,
Keep pulling me along on your string,
Is it a sin or a gift that you bring?
Are you the villain or the hero?
I can’t work it out oh I want to know.
How can my love come from their only hate?
Shining in the light of this glorious day,
People keep stopping me saying its dark,
As far as I know it's as light as my heart,
Can I come with you on your spree?
I want to know that it's my choice to breathe.

The rush and the thrill of the bang and then stop,
You say it's bad oh no I say it's hot,
Tell me your secrets and tell me your stories,
Just let me come and keep on exploring,
Tall building towers and shadowed alley ways,
I want to be there to help you escape.

Open my eyes the world is clearer,
Where have you gone I thought you were closer,
When night falls I'll go back again,
If only I could be there 'til the end.


25 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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