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Give Me a Beautiful Name

By T.T age 14

Don't give me up.

Give me a beautiful name

Give me strength.

Strength to my mind

Controlling my actions.

Give me more lollies, more fun,

more sweetness in my life.

Don't give me sourness.

Give me my happiness back

Give me a book please.

Give me the next chapter of my life

Give me the right ending, different from the start.

Don't give up.

Don't give up on me.

© TT and The School for Young Writers, 2018.

This poem was written as an exercise in anaphora - repeating a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses during a workshop with teenagers.

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