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    [post_content] => She is dying,
she can feel it, quick and sudden and far too loud,

she is running - 
run, little girl, run - 
faster, faster, faster,
skeleton soaring, bones come to life.

Her heart is pounding - 
run, little girl, run -
death is chasing you,
death is catching you.

She can't slow down, never slower -
run, little girl, run -
I am here, I will help you,
just don't stop moving.

A twig cracks beneath her - 
run, little girl, run -
she is looking behind and death's
red eyes are gleaming.

She is tired, throat is closing - 
run, little girl, run -
you will be clean, I will wash
my hands in your blood

she is close, closer, quickly -
keep running, little girl, keep running - 

you are here; you have escaped.
    [post_title] => Live Another Day
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            [wpcf-summary-description] => This poem was a winner of the BBC Proms Poetry Competition, junior category. The competition asked people to write poems inspired by a piece of music from the 2016 Proms Season. This poem was inspired by Israfel by Mark Simpson.

Judged by poet and The Verb presenter Ian McMillan, Scottish Makar Jackie Kay and Poetry Society Director Judith Palmer, the winning poems were announced at an event on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Proms Season 2016. [wpcf-rights-information] => [wpcf-poem-award] => Commended, BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2016 (junior category) [wpcf_pr_belongs] => ) [poet_data] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 17209 [forename] => [surname] => [title] => Katherine Spencer-Davies [slug] => katherine-spencer-davis [content] => Katherine Spencer-Davies was a runner-up in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2016, 12-18 category. ) )
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Live Another Day

Katherine Spencer-Davies

She is dying,
she can feel it, quick and sudden and far too loud,

she is running – 
run, little girl, run – 
faster, faster, faster,
skeleton soaring, bones come to life.

Her heart is pounding – 
run, little girl, run –
death is chasing you,
death is catching you.

She can’t slow down, never slower –
run, little girl, run –
I am here, I will help you,
just don’t stop moving.

A twig cracks beneath her – 
run, little girl, run –
she is looking behind and death’s
red eyes are gleaming.

She is tired, throat is closing – 
run, little girl, run –
you will be clean, I will wash
my hands in your blood

she is close, closer, quickly –
keep running, little girl, keep running – 

you are here; you have escaped.