Poems inspired by ‘If All the World Were Paper’ by Joseph Coelho.

Some Year 7 pupils shared and were inspired by Joseph Coelho’s poem which considered the idea of a paper world in which we could, ‘paperclip families together’ and know that even when things are hard we will, ‘never, ever fold.’ The class was challenged to find different themes.

Alfie C and Charlie P – 7PW

If all the word were edible,
I would taste revenge and season it with salt and pepper.
If all the world were edible,
I would toast deception over a fire of hatred.
If all the world were edible,
I would offer servings of sorrow on a platter of pain.
If all the world were edible,
I could scramble my sadness; leave my emptiness out to rot.
But all the world is NOT edible,
So we must consume our anger; swallow it whole.

Elsie B  and India A – 7PW

If all the world were plastic,
My friends would come to me as messages in bottles
And when they were bad, I could recycle them into something good.
My heart would be wrapped in bubble-wrap,
So it could never be hurt or broken.
I would bounce back cling-film compliments
And squish- up hurtful words.
If all the world were plastic,
My friends would be sustained for centuries.

A big well done to everyone in the class, all of whom worked so well.

Deborah Gearey