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KS4 Remembrance Poetry Winner
The saffron sun surrendered to an army of green Lungs drowning, eyes burning... an end is to be seen. A deafening wail strikes the ground
But there’s no rifle rattling. No one around.
Trenches were empty, no crawling on the floor
Easy to say, the land was stripped of awe
The demonic ways had taken their toll
As bent double bodies are broken like old china dolls.
Here, they rest in a blanket of demise
While poets write about a war in utopia... shadowed with lies. With families at home...waiting hopelessly by the phone
The soldiers lay defeated, shattered and alone.
Could this air have killed hundreds, innocent and pure?
Still their memory remains all the more
Because they -
Katie Seeley, Age 14
St George’s High School
Remembrance Poetry Competition
Silence hits as the night calls,
every morning I dread coming to war.
It is painful living behind these walls;
When a gun-
Dead corpses all over the floor,
this isn’t a tug of war.
This is us knocking at death’s door!
Elle Wraith, 13
Highfield Leadership Academy
Top Class Tuition is a Social Enterprises (CIC) based in Blackpool that specialises in English tuition.
We ran a competition on the theme of remembrance for local pupils, to inspire them to write and remember the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in war – we wanted to ensure the younger generation keep their memories alive.
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