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The Inaugural Manning's Pit

Poetry Competition


Second Prize, 12 and Under


Vincent Burton
Vincent Burton

Vincent Burton is 11 years old and lives in Hele Bay, North Devon. He attends West Buckland School and enjoys reading and playing the cello.

Vincent's poem

Manning's Pit

Manning's Pit is treasured by all,
Angry men want to build on it,
"Never take it"we all say,
Never take our precious place.

It will be a big loss

None of us would like it to go,
Go away we don't want you here!
Slither away to your small home.

People would mourn if it went
If you don't go away we will be distraught.
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                      Tuesday, Wednesday and more,
               Will not be with Manning's Pit no more.