2 thoughts on “Felix Dennis Young Poets Competition

  1. Peaked inequality (poem about the homeless)

    Imagine if that was you cold and hungry and all you were seen as, is a discrace to the country
    because it p***es me off to hear all those stereotypes do you think they would choose to be on the streets than our common paridise
    There’s no such thing as equality
    We’re all terminal by poverty

    And how do we blame the victims of the government
    They conceal it with green paper and varnished cement
    We’re all drowning in our own eyes by egotistic tears
    All the suffering on the street are just irrelevant smears
    We show no mercy

    Imagine if it was you , the other way around
    Running out if time
    Living in a depression
    Your only company is war and crine
    All alone
    With regress we will never truly feel
    So much pain it’s surreal

    But thank you for all your pocket change,
    you felt so generous with what you gave
    it’s a small price when your not the slave to pain
    but your penny’s and thoughts arnt enough I hope you enjoyed all your sensual stuff

    There’s no such thing as equality
    We’re all terminal by poverty
    It will never change
    Not if we don’t leave our self absorbed cage.

    1. Hi Molly,

      Thanks for your comment and for sharing your poetry.

      Young Poets Network are not affiliated with most of the opportunities on our opportunities pages and you can find out more about these by following the links included on the page. The Felix Dennis Prize has closed for this year and will re-open in 2019.

      But if you are aged 11-17, you are eligible for the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, with life-changing prizes such as mentoring, poetry books and more: foyleyoungpoets.org It’s one of the biggest competitions for young poets in the world and closed midnight BST 31 July 2018 – so hurry!

      We would also love to receive poetry by you in our free Young Poets Network challenges. Get inspired by the Timothy Corsellis Prize, responding to poets of the Second World War: bit.ly/corsellis18

      To keep up to date on all we offer young poets, you can also join our free mailing list: ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/sign-up-to-young-poets-network/

      I hope this is helpful, and best of luck with your writing!

      Best wishes,

      Helen at Young Poets Network

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