Poetry Festival will be held:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2023 Winner

There’s a Robin in Our Garden . . .

There’s a robin in our garden,

Amongst the yellow blooms.

He still cheeps along with the whispering waves,

Spring is on the loom.


The tea’s on the kettle,

There’s a battered box of tools.

A freshly ironed suit and tie,

Waiting in your room.


Though you may not be here,

Even though we know you’ve gone,

Our love will never stop;

Our hearts, always full.


We see you watching down on us,

Smile as we thrive.

Joining in with our laughter,

Following our lives.


A proudly presented box of medals,

Photos adorn the walls.

A book full of cherished memories,

Is being written as we celebrate you.


There’s a robin in our garden,

Always gentle and smart.

He doesn’t perch too far.

He’s here,

Deep in our hearts.


Beth Churchward

British International School of Washington

Grade: 9


McLean, VA


United Kingdom

Favorite Author or Book:

The Book Thief, The Hunger Games trilogy, and the Shadow and Bone trilogy.

Dream for the Future:

I would like to keep on traveling all over the world with my family, and create more memories with them. Also, I will keep on learning and reading! I would like to help the world by finding ways to run on clean, renewable energy, and also learn more about deep-sea marine life.

Inspirational Figure:

Malala Yousafzai