Today in Room 5, we wrote some poems about the war in Gallipoli. Here are the poems that two groups composed.
1. Shells! Shells! that's all I hear.
"Gas masks on!" yells the sergeant.
We call for reinforcments,"Take cover!" There are too many.
2. Knee-deep mud
3. Sitting in my trench
All I can think of is going home,
Longing for peace and my family,
Milk in my tea
And a comfortable bed.
The service in the dawn
For all the people who have been drawn
To remember the soldiers,
Fought and died.
The dawn service
An important part
When we put our wreaths to lay.
The flags fly at half-mast
As some say their last
The poppies still grow,
The bag-pipers and buglers blow.
A day to think about
Who died and fought in the wars.