07-10-2018 10:28 pm
This poem was my year 9 English assignment which I handed in the day after I wrote it (8-10-2018). I wrote this poem after I watched the new 22 July Netflix movie that will be released on the 10th October. You can read my thoughts about the movie here.
Camp of "different minds" in the middle of a fjord
Words against guns - is it not like a mighty sword?
Children, young and innocent - daring to dream
Singing, laughter, a universal theme
Hunted like prey, on a cold summer day
Trees and bushes, there was nowhere to stay
Chaos and confusion, sliding down a rugged slope
Paralysed with fear, and no life skills to cope
"Be quiet as a mouse" they whispered, as she hysterically cried
Fourteen years of living, how she so desperately tried
No police, no doctors, no help in sight
Slaughtered like cattle, no one to fight
"You are not welcome here alien, go home"
A traitor cross-breed, golden skin-toned
A violent message of hate, blood engrained on every rock
77 was just not enough, his plan was to irradicate the flock
Waiting and praying, until there was a knock at the door
No birthdays, no christmas, no wedding day to be sure
No song, no laughter, no joy to see
In a grave 6 feet under, 5 minutes from me
Our mind knows no boundries, where nightmares take shape
A place where no key exists, there is no escape
Pain and sorrow, day and night
Memories of happiness, dimmer in the light I
t's been 7 years, so people say
But we remember, as if it happened yesterday
The future without you seems so long
But "songbird" will forever and always, be our song.