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    [post_content] => My language has no birth certificate -
a surprise for the history books.

It was judged, classed as mime, ridiculed,
a naughty child told to stop.

My language is no pantomime - but a folk story,
a recipe of generations.

My language is silent, powerful
a swan before attack.
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She is also a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2, as well as a commended poet in August Challenges #1 and #4. She is also a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum, and the winner of the 2016 YPN/ Oxfam Even It Up Poetry Challenge in the 15-18 age category.
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She is also a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2, as well as a commended poet in August Challenges #1 and #4. She is also a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum, and the winner of the 2016 YPN/ Oxfam Even It Up Poetry Challenge in the 15-18 age category.
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British Sign Language

Hannah Hodgson

My language has no birth certificate –
a surprise for the history books.

It was judged, classed as mime, ridiculed,
a naughty child told to stop.

My language is no pantomime – but a folk story,
a recipe of generations.

My language is silent, powerful
a swan before attack.