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Celebrating World Poetry Day: Empowering Voices through Poetry

Last week marked World Poetry Day, here, at Invictus Education Trust poetry isn't just a subject; it's a gateway for our students to explore the depths of their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. We actively encourage our students to find their voices through both storytelling and poetry.

In honor of this special occasion, we are thrilled to showcase a remarkable poem by one of our talented students, Cerys from Year 11, Crestwood School. Cerys's poem, originally published earlier in the academic year as part of a national poetry writing competition, captures the essence of courage and resilience in the face of silence. Congratulations, Cerys, on your incredible work!

"Don't let fear keep you quiet, you have a voice so use it" - Meredith Grey, Grey's Anatomy

Sometimes it's hard to speak up,

This ranges from many different things,

From reading in class to telling a teacher about bullying,

Either way both are hard to speak up about,

For many generations people have had their voices silent,

Women get silenced on the right to vote,

They protest for to get their right to give an opinion,

Men silenced on speaking up about emotions,

Famous men speak up about depression and anxiety they feel,

Fast forward to present day and though less serious than those,

Teenagers are silenced on bullying,

Bullies belittle you,

They make you feel worthless,

They silence you voice,

It gets to the point you forget you can speak up,

People have spoken up about issues before so what is stopping us from speaking up about bullying,

One day someone will not be frightened into speaking up,

You should always speak up, raise your hand and shout out your answer until you’re heard,

One day someone will speak up about this and one day the bullying will end,

There will be light at the end of this dark tunnel.

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