Gift Of Time

Finalist in the 'The Inside Story 2020' competition

Time was wrapped up as a gift,
And given to me in glass.
A message on the bottom said;
Life is temporary, it is bound to pass.
I placed it upon a shelf,
For what i thought was the ideal spot.
Although I glanced at it couple times,
It stayed unchanged a lot.
I traded the grains for memories,
Moments that were worthwhile,
I took time to make some more,
To later pass onto my child.
I know each grain will drain away,
With not one piece that lingers.
I need to ensure I don’t waste my time,
Before it slips through my fingers.


25 was established in 1997, and since then we have successfully completed numerous short story and poetry competitions and publications.
We receive an overwhelming positive feedback each year from the teachers, parents and students who have involvement in these competitions and publications, and we will continue to strive to attain this level of excellence with each competition we hold.


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