8/10/15 Poetry Tommy Donbavand 2

Step by Step

Michael marched another mile

Left, right, left, right

His boots were hurting all the while

Too tight, too tight

The sweat was falling from his brow

Drip, drop, drip, drop

How much further to go now?

Must stop, must stop

The sergeant major stands and shouts

Heads high!  Heads high!

Tomorrow, we’ll be shipping out

Good bye, who’ll die?

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Comment by Charlotte de Gruchy on October 8, 2015 at 8:24

The journey will unquestionably be tough

March, march, left, right

They hear her shout

The time has come to fight


People of all sizes

Large and little, large and little

Our mission has started, and the moon arises

Head on. Feet brittle.


This army is formed

Once, and for all.


Elizabeth and Aaliah, International School of Cape Town 

Comment by Nicola Gowing on October 8, 2015 at 11:25

Their feet are scraping through the sand,

Scritch scratch; scritch scratch,

To the rhythm of the band,

Tip tap; tip tap.


They’re dehydrated,

Far too hot,

Yawn cough; yawn cough,

Their weapons were at the ready,

When will it stop?


They resist the heat,

Death and desperation,

Tears drop; tears drop,

Family in their minds,

Praying for their lives,

Please stop; please stop


The sounds of guns meet their ears,

Oh lord; oh lord,

The enemy is near,

The footsteps are clear,

Rivers we ford; rivers we ford.

Mia, Keelie-Rose, Shayla - Great Yarmouth High School

Comment by Jayne Davidson, WHHS, UK on October 8, 2015 at 12:58
The enemies’ faces
Screwed in anticipation
My god, my god
Hell on earth
Bodies fall
Die all, Die all
Bullets drops
Blood cascading
Here all, hear all
Was it his choice to come to war?

By Kyla, Isabel, Imogen and Reneazha
West Hatch High School
Comment by Rosie Pike on October 8, 2015 at 14:20

Michael can't walk another mile

Bullets flying, guns firing,

Soldiers saluting, memories dying

Blood spilling blood spilling

Too sad, too sad

His heart is not going to last another beat

We're in war, we're in war

He drops down to shake the ground


By Alex James, Tom Burton-Gidman and Conrad Yip  

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