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Young poets inspired by lockdown

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THE region’s kids are a talented bunch, as this week’s poems show. We asked readers to send in their poetry, done during lockdown, and we received this lovely selection. Well done to all the young writers featured.

EWAN Collins was set a home learning poetry task by his teachers at Troqueer Primary. And the 12-year-old came up with these brilliant verses, entitled ‘Spring’.

Spring has sprung, new life begins,

Hope over fear always wins.

It may not be quite as we planned,

And sometimes hard to understand.

This spring has been unprecedented,

The kids and adults are demented.

Things are called off, cancelled, closed,

A lockdown now has been imposed.

We can’t go out as much as planned,

But we can go to the beach and play with sand.

As long you’re not too close to others,

A quiet year this year for all mothers.

Instead of lunch or afternoon tea,

Most mums this year just had to see.

Their loved ones through a window or screen,

How sad all of them must have been.

But this was all to keep us safe,

We have all had to be brave.

We’ve played in our gardens instead of the park,

More stars can be spotted now in the dark.

We can’t go out much but when we do,

Signs of spring are showing through.

Daffies, tulips, blossom trees,

All swaying in the new clean breeze.

Lambs are children in the park,

Running about having a lark.

Baby chicks chatter like families in a café, 

Soon it will come back this way.

The NHS is waiting for a storm,

This covid life is our new norm.

But spring has sprung, new life begins,

Hope over fear always wins.

NATHAN Wells is in P7 at Georgetown Primary and his poem is called ‘Off School’.

So only just a few weeks ago

Came a change you may know

The government had stamped the file

That put the kids off school a while.

All the kids threw a parade

And to the heavens they thanked and prayed!

But little did they know at home,

They would feel quite alone

Now that the kids were at home

And no longer had to listen to the teachers moans

Online school shouting “Yo!”

And all you could hear was “Get away, no!”

But that wasn’t me, I didn’t really mind

As long as I was safe inside!

This new virus has changed a lot

And now we’re stuck in one tiny spot.

It’s now gotten really bad

Which really is quite sad

Of how much it has changed

With quite devastating range.

I hope it will get better

So I don’t have to send a letter

To the people I know

But I know that won’t be tomorrow.

So only just a few weeks ago

Came a change you may know

The government had stamped the file

That put the kids off school a while.

All the kids threw a parade

And to the heavens they thanked and prayed!

But little did they know at home,

They would feel quite alone!

‘CORONAVIRUS’ is the name of this piece by Layla Huntly, an S1 pupil at NWCC.

You have caused world panic,

You’ve been very problematic,

You started in result of someone eating a bat,

You are mentioned in every group chat.

You have put every country on lockdown,

You make everyone frown,

Now we can’t go and see family,

This is a tragedy! You have killed millions,

I can’t even go and get onions,

There is no more hand sanitiser,

I have to do school at home so I can still get wiser.

You are so cruel, You are keeping me from going to school,

I’m always doing schoolwork on the laptop,

Please just stop!!

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