Year 6 are entering a poetry competition and are working on their masterpieces this week. The challenge is to create a poem which features war animals and they had three to choose from. Here is one example created by Lily Redding. You may want a tissue to hand! Outstanding work Lily.
Stalking through the battlefield,…
Protecting my owner,
As I remember when a battlefield was a park,
That time in November.
Catching the sticks, chasing so fast,
Me and my owner having a blast,
Blast goes a gun.. there’s a German soldier,
Shadow of a gun, my owner not aware,
As he pulls the trigger we both have a scare.
Jumping in front.. preparing to pounce,
The bullet goes from both sides.
Jumping up as we both glide,
As the German soldier falls,
Wait…… so do I.
What’s going on? As my owner starts to cry.
As I look to my side, I see a trail of blood slide.
Next to me a German soldier dead.
Laying there as he bled.
Oh why oh why does my owner have to cry.
Is it because the soldier starts to die?
Oh wait…. So do I.
Laying on this battlefield I protected my owner.
My owner… my best friend.
Our love is coming to an end.
I feel my owner comfort me as I fade away.
I’m sorry best friend, to leave you a stray,
You have to carry on with the war.
I love you best friend. Time to let go of my paw.
You can do this without me. You just have to try.
I’m ready to go now. Best friend goodbye.