Mesmerized by a Bumblebee – Martyn Leroy

This little ball of fuzz, whirling like a whirlybird should

Thank you to Martyn Leroy for his powerful and topical poem. As Albert Einstein once said… if bees go extinct, the human species will follow soon after. As well as being a talented poet, Martyn loves comics, professional wrestling and Japanese animation. He is ‘firm believer in originality, imagination and raw emotion when it comes to creative and artistic endeavor’. We really appreciate Martyn’s kind support!

MESMERIZED BY A BUMBLEBEE

Out in the Spring

A ridiculous thing occurred to me one day

Out of the blue

A bumblebee flew, pollinating flowers on the way

Soothing as it was

This little ball of fuzz, whirling like a whirlybird should

Settled on the path

Short and out of breath, so I put him on a branch of wood

Nectar he found

Weighing him down, maybe it’s the speckles in his fur

I put him in the grass

Where feet won’t pass or someone’s saddle is a burr

Air turns cold

Day has been sold; his colony’s been waiting for a while

Bumblebee then

Started to ascend in aposematic style

He’ll return

His Queen will learn of his saviour and knight

And maybe soon

One Harvest Moon, they will see me alright

Happy little drones

Enterprise zone, Wheel of Nature goes round

Apidae

To drink and fly, as long as you don’t fall down.

Martyn Leroy

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Magic – James Green

Don’t want to say goodbye

Many thanks to James Green for his excellent poem about magic. We are sure it will transport you away to a mystical mysterious world, and we enjoyed reading it very much. James is a pupil at The Joseph Whitaker School with a fantastic way with words. Well done James and thank you for your support.

Magic

Looming trees,

Glistering sands,

Buzzing bees,

All in front of my hands.

Shock in my eyes,

Amazed at the sight,

Don’t want to say goodbye,

Want to stay here all night.

Taking pictures on my phone,

Colourful birds flying above my head,

This marvellous place is my home,

It’s like something I’ve read.

This place is the best,

It’s the contrast of tragic,

It allows me to rest,

It feels like magic.

By James Green – a Year 7 student at Joseph Whitaker School.

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The Magic of a Book – Grace Cook

A whole world of enchantments, mystery, spirits and mages

A very magical poem from Grace Cook of the Joseph Whitaker School, and we really appreciate Grace’s decision to share her poem with us. Grace is a passionate reader and loves books. This certainly shows in her tremendous poetry, and we are sure everyone will enjoy reading ‘The Magic of a Book.’

The Magic of a Book

The first page turned

Utterly captivated

Transported to a world of magic and wonder

Of dragons and fairies

Of witches and spells

A world where the plaguing troubles of your own are lost

Where new happiness and friendships are found

A way to escape

A way to be free

A whole world of enchantments, mystery, spirits and mages

All enclosed in the pages of a book

Grace Cook, Year 7 Pupil at Joseph Whitaker School, Nottinghamshire

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Magic Poem – Noah Edmunds

The master of music Ludwig van Beethoven

Many thanks to Noah Edwards for sharing this superb poem about the musical magician Ludwig van Beethoven. Noah has crafted a clever and imaginative poem for the blog and competition which we are sure everyone will enjoy reading. We appreciate you sharing your work with us Noah.

Magic Poem

The magical letters of e d# e d# e b d c a fill my heart with joy.

The song shall fill yours too.

All you need is a piano and 5 fingers and you can play the deaf angel’s song.

The master of music Ludwig van Beethoven , Beethoven the master of music

Master of magic.

By Noah Edmunds, Year 7 Pupil at Joseph Whitaker School, Nottinghamshire

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From the Heart – Olivia Goodlad

You can lose hope but magic stays

Many thanks to Olivia Goodlad for her fantastic entry to the blog and competition. Olivia’s poem is inspirational and reminds us to never give up hope and always hold onto the magic! We really appreciate Olivia sharing both her marvellous talents and positive energy with us.

From the Heart

There is always magic left

From your fingertips

From your heart

Magic can kill, but also light a spark

A spark which stays alight

You can lose hope but magic stays

You can lose faith but magic stays

A path way to the future and many lost

Magic stays

There is always magic left

From the cards

To a feeling

Always a spark

From the heart

Magic can be locked away

But always stays

Olivia Goodlad, Year 7, Joseph Whitaker School, Nottinghamshire

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The Magic to Live Another Day – Summer Reeves

The magic that connects us inside comes alight for another day

A big thanks to Summer Reeves for her fantastic contribution to the Voices blog and competition. Summer is a year 7 student at the Joseph Whitaker School who has a magical way with words! We are sure that you will enjoy reading her excellent entry as much as we did. Thanks again Summer!

The Magic to Live Another Day!

In the dark tunnel the magic takes its toll

When all is lost afar

And you feel like it’s the end

The magic that connects us inside

Comes alight for another day.

Those who are lost or have been tucked away

The spirit of those who lived is able to live another day!

Summer Reeves, Year 7, Joseph Whitaker School, Nottinghamshire

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Matthew Birch – Untitled

the warmth of last night’s moonlight

Many thanks to Matthew Birch for entering our competition. Matthew is a talented poet who was highly commended in both the Foyle’s Young Poet of the Year Award and the University of Lincoln Armistice 100 competition. Daniel explains that his poems are an ’emotional response’ to his experiences. We are very grateful for his decision to share his talent with us.

“I think



mhmm.”

And the warmth of

last night’s moonlight

slowly filters out

through half-closed blinds.

Matthew Birch, aged 18, Lewisham

Did you enjoy this poem? Why not visit Maggie’s website at: Maggie’s Centre Nottingham to find out more about their exceptional work and/or make a donation. Do you have a poem you would like to submit to Voices? Feel free to do so by email at: voicespoetry@outlook.com or via the ‘Contact’ page on this site.