Congratulations to Seaton Sluice Middle School pupil, Elijah, who entered the New Hartley VE Day creative writing competition and won first prize. Elijah wrote a fantastic poem and we are very proud of his achievement. Here is Elijah's poem:
‘My dear friends, this is your hour’
Said the man who held our nation’s power
Never forget all the pain and sorrow!
For today, we can build a new tomorrow
To the great warriors who defended us, then mended us.
We thank thee.
We offer you this promise.
The men and women who fought with Our Captain Thomas.
We salute You!
So, we are here today to celebrate 75 years since Victory Day
But we must never forget a trade was made.
The cost -75 million lost
Off goes the heroes, in destructive tanks
For saving our lives, we give eternal thanks
BOOM! BANG! Gunshots.
Some soldiers go alone
Some go in lots
Please! Please! I Implore!
Make it stop! I don’t want to lose anymore!
That night in December
A night of peace
The amount of death was at its least
The gunshots stopped
Out the men hopped
They played a game of football
When it ended, they did not want to shoot at all
For they had felt something in their heart
A new feeling, and it felt like majestic art
The feeling was love
It made them want to stop all the dogfights above
And the battles on the ground
But the dictator said ‘No no no’
‘You do as I say so’
So once again,
The gunshots started off because the powerful man said ‘Kill those men!’
This man; he was not sane
Out of control like a lion’s mane
For all the souls he hypnotised
The Nazis we called them; those hearts could not be purified
Merciless creatures with bloodthirsty features
But that is all gone now
No need to worry
Or rushing to unstable bomb shelters in hurry
We are Victors!
Now you can go back to normal lives
For the Nazis have been exterminated
No more wars shall be created
As the dark age passes, the new peaceful age amasses
We will teach about this time in children’s classes
For what has been done, has caused too much damage
And the dark side of our world is not so savage
Leaving way for a peaceful passage
We will mend what has happened
And make the peace we have lacked
Respect we pay
Always remember Victory Day