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Rosewood Green Award – Open Age Local Poets

2017 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

Chairperson’s School Award

Picture Ipswich Theme Awards

Chair’s Encouragement Awards

Past by Alyssa Tang (5-17 Yrs. Winner)

Birds Can Heal Through Water by Robert Chapman (Open Age)

Jon looks up
From his coffee cup
In time to see
A wagtail
Land on a nearby sign.
Not lies,
Only the truth
In his eyes
As he say,
“Birds can heal through water.”
Then – 
He’s off again
In connected disconnection
Talking of….
The shocks
The knocks
The electrocution
The voices
The choices
The lights
The frights
The feet that beat the day
Into the clouds
And the warm coat
That fills the impacting mind
With outer body perceptions,
And shuts out the notes
Of the guitar
That is a constant companion.
I grow impatient
I know,
For dopamine and serotonin
Are a wily foe.
If he was our son
Or daughter
You’d gladly pray
That birds could heal through water.

Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Award – Open Age Other Poetry

Metro Hotel Ipswich International Award – Open Age Bush Poetry

Ipswich City Council Award – 16-17 Years

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years