This poem explores the horror and tragedy of a lost generation. After reading, the students were given the task to create their own poem based on the format of Owen's poem.
The students then voted on their favourite. Here are the top two!
Anthem for Uncertain Youth- Diana Ch and Helena R
What does the future hold for those who will grow?
The uncertainty and mistakes set in stone for us.
What are the obstacles we are yet to face?
But there’s a difference between what we can do and what we must.
They say we will lose sight from ashes and dust
But we still see them.
They say we will turn deaf from shouts and cries
But we still hear them.
They say we will lose awareness of the world
But we are aware.
They say we will die lonely and full of despair.
But what if the world doesn’t go up in flames
Or burn in front of us?
We can still save our future.
Because there is a difference between what we can do and what we must.
Anthem for Christmas Youth- Sonia-Elena F
What Christmas bells for these who sing carols?
— Only the sugary smell of the Christmas cakes
Only the graceful, gentle snowflakes
Can make the Christmas mood grow.
The Christmas trees rise, colorful globs and the fairy light glow.
The Christmas mood spreds as the choirs,
The soft, Harmonious notes higher
And the joyful screams of delight mixed as a glamourous sound.
What candles may be held to light them all?
The tree, standing gracefully in the night almost like a star light
Shall say the holy glimmers of goodnight.
The pallor of girls giggle as they place a Christmas hat on their little snow dog
Their snow-covered coats glowing in the clear fog,
And slowly get ready for bed for a night of dreams..