Poignant poem

I thought your readers would be interested in this poem by Maddie Todd and Emily Whitehorn, both students at Sidmouth Community College.

They composed the poem after watching the film War Horse.

War Poem

Thundering, the horses charge.

Readying, the soldiers guard.

Sprinting, the men run, firing their machine


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Screaming, the wounded cry.

Unstirring the dead lie.

Anticipating, the wives wait.

Dreading their husbands’ fate.

Marching, the soldiers move west.

Suffering, the injured can rest.

Singing to the ones in heaven

They make their way back to Devon

Submitted by Jock Todd