Ellie Lee – ‘An Uncontrollable Scribble’

“A powerful poem that experiments with format and language. It makes you reflect on the mark we all leave on the world, and how much we can control that.” – Marianna Spring, Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent at the BBC and Orwell Youth Prize judge 2023

A tyrant xanthous devil crawls onto the dry sky,

as it gently suffocates the farmland.

Its stream pierces into my left eye,

As my lungs withstand – with their last strand.

Read ‘An Uncontrollable Scribble’


Ellie Lee is a junior runner up in the Orwell Youth Prize 2023