1. Illustration for Impression Poem

A disaster struck
on a journey; which seemed

to be the journey
of my life.

It kept me awake
more than anything, such an experience;
a one from the darkness that you shouldn’t remember,
but you’re forced to.

Out of nowhere,
magic builds up.
I am religious only at times,

but now I shall follow lively.

No other bad memories compare
to this leaving of the next greedy void,
the next abyss,

but then,

I feel my soul flourishing
in a pool of brightly coloured flowers,
the softness my heart experiences,
and the warm duvet coddling around my body,
which shall last a lifetime.

About the Author

Krystian Pawlowski

Krystian Pawlowski is 14 and a student at St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny. His hobbies include making plastic models of airplanes, and he has a great interest in scientific theories and engineering. He has taken part in the Poetry Aloud competitions in 2015 over the past two years. Krystian has also competed in the South Leinster and Leinster Athletics, where he took part in the shot put.