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    [post_content] => Shirley Cottrell’s diary extract, Tuesday 17th April 1945: “To see Fantasia in afternoon with Mummy”.

Mother, we are firing
silent rounds at the enemy, 
bullets they cannot see
and don’t even know exist.

Mother, we conceal weapons
inside our skulls,
fuel them with rations,
save lives abroad.

We are fighting
just like the men, Mother, 
you have so much
to be proud of.

Mummy, I hope you enjoyed Fantasia
as much as I did.
Much love,
Shirley.
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So Mayer, who wrote and judged the challenge, said, “Sampling the diary of a Bletchley Park veteran, this poem imagines the erasures behind the short entry with its compressed sense of family and fantasy. Conjuring strong feelings in precise images and compact stanzas, this is a poem to be proud of.”
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            [title] => Hannah Hodgson
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            [content] => Hannah is  the 2nd prize winner in the 19-25 age category in the Turn Up the Volume challenge on Young Poets Network.

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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When I tell you about my day

Hannah Hodgson

Shirley Cottrell’s diary extract, Tuesday 17th April 1945: “To see Fantasia in afternoon with Mummy”.

Mother, we are firing
silent rounds at the enemy,
bullets they cannot see
and don’t even know exist.

Mother, we conceal weapons
inside our skulls,
fuel them with rations,
save lives abroad.

We are fighting
just like the men, Mother,
you have so much
to be proud of.

Mummy, I hope you enjoyed Fantasia
as much as I did.
Much love,
Shirley.