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I wonder 

What’s behind this door? 

I hope it’s not remnants of a time before.   

Times that moved so fast 

And fragments of the past  

That’s rooted in pain 

Histories of Shame  

when I travel down memory lane.  

 

Imagine  

If behind this door  

There’s potential  

Not purpose  

And that’s what’s essential. 

 

Because 

Each and every one of us has magic  

Contained within us  

To hope and dream of a better future is a must.  

 

Turn the handle  

unlock the door and travel through  

and look upon  

all the different variations of you. 

 

Strength 

Dreams  

Creativity  

and more 

Are all waiting for you  

behind the door. 

 

Connor Allen,
Children’s Laureate Wales 2019-2023
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