A winter’s holiday – a poem to share

We recently received a beautiful poem from a young person after he was inspired by a visit to one of Adelaide’s beaches in winter with his carers.

SP wanted to share his poem with ‘all kids in child protection care’ because they might not ever get to go to the beach, and he wanted them to know what it can be like.

So please share this among the children and young people you work with. We hope you all enjoy it as much as we did.

Thanks SP, keep on writing poetry!

A winter’s holiday

The sand beneath my feet,

My heart not a single beat.

Listen for the deafening breeze,

The water will suffocate and freeze.

The sand says deliver,

To the man who will shiver.

You can smell salt in the sky,

Your mouth and tongue always dry.

The shells are there for all to seek,

People who find them think they’re


(aged 9)

If you know of a child or young person who would like to write a story or poem to be published in our blog and shared among the care community, please email us at gcyp@gcyp.sa.gov.au.

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