‘The Writing on the Wall’ by Fawziyah Siddiquir, year 9, St Edmund’s Catholic School

A white wall covered in colourful lines,

The long lines tracing back to memories,

The straight path to unfulfilled happiness,

It’s trying and trying to take me back,


But I’ve already gone another path,

The short lines are starting to age away,

My childhood starting to feel distant.

I’m struggling to find the bright light there,

I can’t find the writing on the white wall.