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HERITAGE: Year 11 Winner

Sahai in Year 11 wins for this brilliant piece which sets out on a journey of discovery through the medium of poetry.


How It Began

There are times in my life

I wonder what I am,

I never knew about my heritage,

Or how it began.


I didn't ask, and I didn't think

How can something be so deep.

It was until this day, I went to sleep,

And had a think about my heritage.


The more that I study

And the more that I found,

I asked questions- just to find out


I was British,

I was Jamaican,

I'm originally from Saint Vincent,

The Caribbean and the UK-

I would've never known


There are times in my life

I wonder what I am,

I never knew about my heritage-

Or how it began


Now I know, now I know.

I can find out more to reveal the source

Find new recipes and clothes

And all the things once known


Today was the day-

I found out my Own,

I can learn more

Once I find out more, I will Learn,

And show them all


This is my life,

This is my heritage

This is where it all begins

New beginnings

New life

Today’s the day I found a new light.


I now carry on searching

Digging deep

Hoping to find more

And keep it clean

Pass it down

Make it stride

I'm going to learn more now


There are times in my life

I wonder what I am

But now I'm discovering-


How it began.

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