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Through the eyes of... by Ben from Otumoetai Intermediate School was part of an entry by Room 17 into the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Gate Pā Poetry Poster Competition (2014).

Through the eyes of a Māori warrior

 

I see random clothes, something on their feet.

What are they holding?

 

I hear loud noises banging through the woods

Screams,

Braches crushing

I wonder if my whanau are alive.

 

I feel strong, powerful,

Upset that someone is trying to take our land

Angry!


 

Through the eyes of a British soldier

 

I fee discouraged, shocked, frightened, and petrified

Nervous, scared, threatened,

I hope I don’t die

Where are they?

 

I hear strange words, screaming from in the trenches,

Is our plan going to work

What are they saying?

 

I see gun powder, trees, my team are dying

What should I do?

I smell blood, dirt.

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Through the eyes of... by Ben


Year:2014