Please enjoy the poem written for the Lower School Awards Evening by Elliott World, Year 9 Poet LaureatePosted on: 24/06/2022
Please enjoy the poem below which was composed and read out at out Lower School Awards Evening on Wednesday:
An author called Robert Collier once said Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day out. That quote inspired this poem.
As humans we don’t have wings to fly
So how do we achieve our greatest heights?
Some sit, passive, watching time pass by
Simply letting life go on, seeing the sights.
Some see the tallest mountains and the skies
And think that they are too far gone
But others see a challenge before their eyes
And will not stop until their battle’s won.
All heights can be obtained,
But sometimes the road ahead is blocked
Only with the view revealed is it all explained
And higher still they climb, up to the top.
But know these heights aren’t reached in a single day
It takes dedication and repeated action
For while the average person gets led astray
The successful works hard without distraction
For it is the highest fruit that tastes the sweetest,
The longest running victory that beats the rest,
The toughest wood that burns the brightest,
And the hardest workers who achieve the best.
Elliott World, 9EE