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Too late to turn a blind eye Raesharwn Anyidoho

2019,
Stillness sweeps through the forest,
A silence from all inhabitants,
All life quietens to a whisper,
A quiet crackle grows,

Turn a blind eye.

The unchaining of a free spirit,
An entity with no limits,
Never knowing the boundaries
of destruction,

Too late to turn a blind eye is the winning entry in the junior section of the 2019 Poetry on Loan poetry competition.

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