SpineOut : February 2012
Copyright © February 2012. All rights reserved. Good Reading Magazine Pty Limited. issue 9 // FEB - MAR 2012 We wrote this song when we were 10 years old, and five years on we still have the song saved on Elise’s computer. We made some minor adjustments before submitting it. These lyrics are totally made up by us and we are happy that someone else is finally going to see them after having them hidden away for five years! Bonnee age 17 Flinders Christian Community College Latrobe City Campus Vic A short story set in my neighbourhood containing a lesson about giving and people in the world today, showing how meaningful examples of our actions can be found in everyday adventures. It took me a couple of hours to write. I sat on the couch and gazed out the window overlooking the front yard. The man across the road was trying and failing to start his lawnmower and the shapes his lips made left me guessing he was cursing at the machine. He gave it another kick, one last go and – brrrrrrvvvvvvmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm – it started up at last. The man seemed shocked, but his face quickly dissolved into an expression of satisfaction. Over the rooftops, I caught sight of a colour; it was red. grace age 12 Wonthaggi Secondary College Vic I sit in this cage, A big ball of fluff. You stop and stare, Unaware I’ve had it rough. You have no clue, Of my torturing past. Everyone queues, And taps on the glass. I’ve come from a place, Of horror and dread. A place called a puppy farm. Please ADOPT a dog instead! All of my brothers, Sisters and more. We’ve been shipped here, To this pet store. rEAD mOrE Of bOnnEE’S STOrY hErE Once upon a time there were two of us Me and you Then something happened and we segregated Once upon a time I was proud to call you mine Then I was naive NowIrueit Once upon a time I loved you Once upon a time you loved me Then you broke my heart Now I’m shattered; pulverised; fragmentalised; incomplete Now my heart is a black room, with ugly pictures on its walls Once upon a time I believed in love Then I broke your heart, it is your turn now To be split; imploded; fractured I suppose we’re even now Both broken, both pierced through the hear t with a sharp, lethal knife called love All because once upon a time, we chose to believe in a mere fallacy Prisca age 13 Mansfield State High School Qld books books more Once Upon a Time your work here Submit ClICk hErE to read more of laura and Elise’s song Laura and Elise, age 14 Terra Sancta College NSW your stuff Have a go at setting these lyrics to music and send it in to us! I wrote this poem to educate Australians about the cruel trade of puppy farms Courtney, age 17, from Woonona High School NSW This is a video of our band She’s Famous performing our original song All is Still at the 2011 Award Night for the Kool Skools Recording Project. We won Best Acoustic Track with a Female Vocal. Our school album featured 12 songs and it also won Best Metal Track and two Singer/Songwriter Awards, one of which was for my own song Bruised. Tears running down my face The song I longed for, has been replaced Please, please don’t leave Sing me your sweet symphony issue 9 // FEB - MAR 2012 creative inspirations the last bit your stuff more Read This! Read This!