Co. Armagh

Kate Catney, Lurgan

The judges felt that this was a beautiful poem because of how simple and direct it was. A heart rending and memorable poem. They also loved the use of “bury hole” although felt that the title was unnecessary.

A Child’s Perspective

Daddy it hurt

you held my hand

too tight, when they put

Mammy and the new baby

down the bury hole

and covered them

with flowers