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Remembering 100 years since World War One

As part of Chis and Sid’s commemoration of 100 years since World War One came to an end, a competition was launched amongst year 9 students to write a war poem to mark the occasion. The two winning poems were attached to wreaths laid by the Headmaster at the local war memorial.

Here are the two poems:

The Song of War by Avvey:

A melody of gunshots and strife,

The dance of loss of life,

Soldiers waltzing to the tune of flames,

Of the risk taken with every aim,

An ostinato of screams and cries,

After playing a riff of harmful lies,

The sweet tune of naivety and bliss,

Overpowered by the silence of death’s kiss,

Often heard is the song of war,

When people forget the carnage of a century before.

He Used To… by Zach

He used to tell me about war,

He used to tell me about peace,

He used to tell me about the survivors,

He used to tell me about the deceased.

 

As I stand,

With proud Remembrance,

My mournful expression,

Glares at the concrete rock of death.

He used to say about the outcry of what we call war

What we call war is the explosive booms and bangs and the cries of those who knew their fate,

Of those full of regret and animosity,

What we call war is what he used to say.

He used to tell me about the friendships,

He used to tell me about the violence,

He used to tell me about the clamour,

He used to tell me about the deafening silence.

As I stand,

With proud remembrance,

My mournful expression,

Glares at the concrete rock of death.

 

As I stand and think,

About what he used to say,

What he used to tell me,

What he used to do,

He used to…

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