Topic: Gate Pa Poem by Matauri

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Gate Pa Poem by Matauri from Kopukairoa, Arataki Primary School was part of an entry by Room 10 into the 150th Battle of Gate Pā Poetry Poster Competition (2014).

It looks like Maaori and Pakeha fighting bravely for

land and for freedom.

It looks like people hoping the war is going to finish.

It looks like cannon balls shooting through the gate of the pa.

It looks like Maaori and Pakeha with muskets in their hands.

It feels like blood on their faces.

It feels like Maaori striving to be rangatira.

I wini te iwi Maaori te pakanga ki Pukehinahina.

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Gate Pa Poem by Matauri


Year:2014