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14/11/2017
Ignite English News – Term 4
Congratulations to Ruby Hutchinson in 6K for her recent success in the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. Ruby was awarded a Highly Commended and her poem will be included in an anthology of poetry to be published later this year. This writing competition is extremely prestigious and highly contested with many entries from all over Australia. Congratulations Ruby!
 
fish danced in the water like feathers dancing on the page
bubbles slowly emerged like wobbling jelly fish
emerald seaweed trying to rise to the surface
white waves galloped like horses
currents pull you like a rope
shells lay scattered along the ocean floor bed
grey scales shimmered like a disco ball
fish glided effortlessly across the water
watery paradise
 
waves tumbled like a dryer full of plastic
fish escaping the traps set by our waste
faded coral breaks and dies
acidity fizzing up like coke
bags disguised as turtles’ food
malevolent hooks hiding behind innocent bait
greyed ocean slowly getting warmer
nets scooping up fish like a spoon
watery grave