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Last Updated: Thursday October 06 2005 10:28 GMT

Winner: Our poetry competition

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We ran a poetry competition which was judged by top kid's writer Wes Magee.

And as it's National Poetry Day on Thursday 6 October, we thought we'd reveal the winner!

Wes is the author of more than 80 books for kids, including a selection of children's poetry called The Very Best of Wes Magee.

LOADS of you entered and the competition was tough, but here's the winner:

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And here's their winning poem:

You can colour me in
with a black felt pen
You can colour me in
with a white stick of chalk
but I'll still be me.

You can call me names
and stamp on my pride
but it won't change me.

You can shout me down
reduce me to tears
but my skin'll stay the same.

You can paint me different colours
and call me blue or green
but I'll still be me
with my skin, staying the same.

The winner gets a signed copy of Wes Magee's poetry collection!



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