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2019 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

Ipswich Poetry Feast Encouragement Awards

Picture Ipswich Awards – Open Age

Ipswich City Council Awards Open Age – Local Poets

Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Awards Open Age – Other Poetry

Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards Open Age – Bush Poetry

Ipswich City Council Award – 16-17 Years

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Awards 11-13 Years

The Journey of the Wind by Callan Rhys Peterson (1st)

Happy Thoughts by Pharell Nepe (2nd)

Black Saturday by Amaeh Reed (3rd)

Forget Me Not by Levi Vereyken (Highly Commended)

They told me I would find you
The day my sky turned grey,
I wish you could have felt my pain
Perhaps you may have stayed.

The sky cried tears of sorrow
As you turned your back to leave,
Disappearing without a trace
Your time will come to grieve.

It must have been hard to leave me
How did you say goodbye,
Did you kiss my cheek or stoke my feet,
The bleak night in July.

Time heals the pain they told me
Don’t wallow in the past,
But I know we will be as one,
Though the years go by so fast.

I know that you would wipe my tears
Each day that I felt sad,
I know you feel my love for you,
Was knowing me truly that bad?

With a heavy heart I wait
Each day passes so very slow,
I know you must think of me
But why did you have to go?

In the still of the night I think
Just as you must have been,
I think of you in my sleepless nights
Then find you my dreams.

The Poppy Tree by Amaeh Reed (Highly Commended)

The Broken Among Us by Pharell Nepe (Highly Commended)

Fire by David Moala (Highly Commended)

Undertaker by Hudson Tille (Highly Commended)

Lightning by Luke Frappell (Highly Commended)

Trees by Madelynne Craig (Highly Commended)

Decorated Cups by Leira Camille Caniones (Highly Commended)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years