I am a little late (ok, a lot late) in getting these posted. Some of my students (on their own time) wrote Remembrance Day poems this past month and I would just like to share a couple of them with you here:
Fight For Freedom
It's time to go to war after we say goodbye,
our family hopes we come back alive.
My friend and I are fighting in war,
for our freedom and so much more.
I feel proud to wear this gear,
when i wear it there's nothing I fear.
We hear explosions from far away,
getting closer day by day.
I turn to see you by my side,
you're not there and it's not time to hide.
Then I see you on the ground,
not breathing or making a sound.
I thought to myself, how could this be?
I never thought this would happen to you or me.
I know you didn't want to die,
but now I see you where you lie.
My friend is being lowered into his grave,
even after all he gave.
I can't believe I lost you to war,
It feels like my insides are ripped and tore.
Now you're beneath me in your grave,
I will always remember how you were so brave.
Here in the coffin my friend will rest,
with his arms folded on his chest.
In my memories you will be,
We fought for our country so we could be free.
By Lynsay M.
I load my gun
Down in the trench
Thinking of the poor men
On the other end
Not wanting to kill
Not wanting to die
Just fighting for their side
We are not so different
He and I
We are both fighting for our lives
by Lizzie P.