As part of the “creative writing enrichment course” we have a mission at Strode's College to encourage emerging writers and promote excellence. To support this mission we have recently ran a poetry competition within the college.
Under the title of “Unrequited Love” the entrants to the competition were all given the same brief to express the concept, experience and/or feelings of unrequited love, which can be experienced in a multitude of different ways e.g. through personal relationships (mixed or single sex), relationships with products or food or the love of an ideological viewpoint.
Tale from the Unloved by Abbie Davies
First Runner Up
The Passing of Time and Affections By Daniel Cantore
Second Runner Up
Love and Loneliness: a Geek's Tale By Jes Lucas
Congratulations Abbie we love your poem!
Abbie is currently studying Biology, English Literature, Law and Psychology at Strode's College and plans to study psychology at University before going on to be a forensics psychologist.
Abbie believes that poetry is a form of realising creativity and can sometimes help release repressed emotions upon paper.