YEAR eight student Amelia Strait attended the Artful Writing Program which was held at the Ballarat Art Gallery.
Amelia had a great time writing with other like-minded students.
Here is a sample of her artful writing poems.
A typical day on Napier Street, Creswick
Napier Street, Creswick, 1892.
Dark shadows. Many birds chirp.
Wind rustles the leaves.
The church bell strikes 7.
Horse’s hooves clatter. Brawls begin to launch. The church bell strikes
Branches sway. No more sunlight.
Shadows loom different directions.
The church bell strikes 8.
Day is now over. Let night bring
Life takes unexpected turns
While I wait and watch.
White termites wander,
Closing in on the natives,
Watch closely and see
The damage that they will cause.
But what can we do?
History is said
To have been wonderful, yet I beg to differ.
Violence, death, scars.
Changed the future faster still
Through gun shots and wounds.
I can’t change it now. History is history. How I wish I could.