It’s not every day you get to be a part of history. History doesn’t always need to be about conflict, empires or betrayal. Indeed, no conflict, empire or betrayal could take place without a certain degree of creative thought and input; and that’s exactly what we’re talking about here today, creativity, specifically … POETRY!
Poems have the amazing ability to effect all sorts of changes within the human experience; our understanding of the world and our existence distilled into a few words, carefully arranged and presented as a timeless capsule of consciousness. How wonderful!
We’re not averse to a little creativity here at Voices from Care Cymru and, following on from our poetry workshops at our annual Proud To Be Me events and speaking of wonderful, we wanted to reach out to those who attended Proud and to all members who couldn’t make it to help us decide what poetic message should adorn the walls of the Voices basecamp?
During our Proud to be Me events in Llanrwst and Cardiff our young people and supporters wrote some amazing work and we’d like you to decide if one of these poems best represents the feelings of the group on the day. That way we can, collectively, preserve a little bit of creativity and so, create a little bit of history.
We’re also keen to hear from young writers out there who might want to submit a new piece for consideration. Here’s how it’s going to work…..
NOW – End of April
1. You select the poem that best represents your feelings around your care experience, you can select by commenting which you feel best represents your experience of Proud or indeed, of care.
OR 2. You create a new short poem including some of the following words and submit it before May 1st. You can send your wonderful words to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Voices from Care Cymru will announce the piece felt to be most reflective of the Proud to be Me events and we’ll get it onto our large wall canvas for EVERYONE to see!
So, get considering, get selecting, get writing get involved and….remember – it’s your voice,
Set it free!