Poetry Festival will be held:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2017 Winner

Am I alone?

Am I alone?

Or are there others somewhere?

The only noises I hear

Are the creaks and squeaks of my chair.


Am I alone?

I see shadows on the wall

The only movement I see while I’m

Waiting for someone to call.


Am I alone?

As I feel the floor

Shivers go up and down my spine

As I see the slightly open door.


Am I alone?

Or must I mend

But through this small crack

Is someone to call . . . friend.


Fletcher Casson

Capital City Public Charter School

Grade: 11


Cleveland Park


Sydney, Australia

Favorite Author or Book:

Rick Riordan

Dream for the Future:

To live for a long time

Inspirational Figure:

Parents and teachers