Four ANZAC poems by NZ children

 



Dear young poets,

Thanks for all the ANZAC poems you have sent in. I especially loved those with strong detail, real detail. That’s what helps make the mood in a poem strong. I will post a few each day until about Tuesday. So there is still time to try my challenge at the weekend. Look back at my post here for tips on how to write your poem.

Best wishes for the holiday weekend,

from Paula x

 

Forever Lost

Poppies,

remembering the dead,

 

Blood,

a red paintbrush,

dropped in the lake,

 

Barbed wire,

a muddy pile,

 

Guns,

dusty,

in the cupboard,

 

No longer,

the roar of planes,

no-man’s land.

Natalie H Age:10 Year:6 School: Fendalton Open-Air School, Christchurch

 

ANZAC Poem

smells like smoke

sounds like the Last Post

looks like a battlefield

tastes like mud

feels like shattered glass

 

by Phoenix, YR 6, Russley School, Christchurch

 

 

War

smells rotten

sounds like the last post

looks like 18,000 graves

feels broken

by Farren, YR 6, Russley School, Christchurch

ANZAC Day

Dying soldiers

guns shooting terrifyingly

war planes shockingly firing

bombs

smells like smoke

shooting scary guns

killing poor innocent

soldiers

poppy fields at the

last post

 

by Kim S, year 6, Russley School, Christchurch

 

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