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Coastlands School Messages Poems for National Poetry Day

I received a wonderful package of message poems, written by her class, from Wenda Davies, teacher at Coastlands School, Pembrokeshire.

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Horse

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Dear Horse,

You gallop round happily,
You walk and trot and jump
And then you get your hay and treats –
You get all of the love.

Oh how I wish to be a horse –
Your life is oh so grand.
While I’m just in my dark, dirty hole,
Wondering what it would be like
To have a life like you.

From Hedgehog

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© Olivia Beal, aged 8, Coastlands School, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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The Flower Follower

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Dear Flower,

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Please can I steal your pollen?

I need it! We need that delicious dust

So our hives can fill with honey.

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Humans love honey.

Sometimes they take care of you –

Give you water,

Put you in sunny places,

Making you grow.

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Please save our kind,

Sparing us some sweet, soft pollen.

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© Ethan Davies, aged 9, Coastlands School, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Spinning

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Dear Friend,

Flying in the air,

Spinning wildly.

Summer is here.

Where are you now?

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Autumn’s here –

Where have you been?

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Oh dear friend,

Can I call you ‘copter?

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© Kyle Bowen, aged 8, Coastlands School, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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The Pig’s Lament

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Cows go “moo” –

So annoying!

Please get me

Out of this

Mud bath.

Please don’t

Eat me

In a roll.

I’m a nice,

Calm animal.

My skin is

So soft.

I’m so fat,

So much meat…

But can’t you find

Something else to eat?!

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© Zac Rumble, aged 9, Coastlands School, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Dear Friend,

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I could never forget playing with you,

Or rolling down hills with you.

Everywhere you’re with me,

Within me.

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I could never forget spinning with you

And you whispering in my ear.

And when we played hide and seek

You could never be found.

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© Sophie Marshall, aged 9, Coastlands School, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Dear Ocean,

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The sand between my toes,

The wooshing sound of your waves

Clashing against the rocks.

Every day I see boats

On your beautiful, azure surface.

But… I am so, so sorry

For all your fishy friends

That might be getting sick

Because of the crisp packet

I dropped in the sea earlier.

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Sorry.

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© Lily Courie, aged 9, Coastlands School, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Dear Pig

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Your pink twisted tail,

Curly like a quaver.

I love the way

You play

In the murky mud,

Like a rollicking rhino.

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But I am ever so sorry

That I eat you:

Sizzling sausages,

Beautiful bacon.

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© Izzy Scale, aged 10, Coastlands School, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Dear Horse,

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Galloping happily in the meadow,

Eating the sweet grass,

Frolicking with friends.

I like the way that

You flick your misty mane.

I love the noise

When you neigh.

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© Ann-Marie Coates, aged 10, Coastlands School, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Dear Autumn,

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Battered leaves blown,

Misty fog flees,

Streams slow-flowing,

Daisy meadows die,

Sloes start to grow,

Leaves couple-coloured,

Hedgehogs curl up closely,

Squirrels tear up trees,

Robins look forward

As the sun starts to sleep.

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Autumn, my friend,

You are the best season.

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© Jasmine Gainfort, aged 8, Coastlands School, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Dear Lavender,

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I have to say

The smell is delicious,

The sway is divine,

The colour so lilac-purple.

I so much love those things –

Swaying all day through.

Bless you.

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© Rebecca Llewellin, aged 8, Coastlands School, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Dear Field Mouse

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Dear Field Mouse,

I love your hollow hideout,

Storing corn all day.

But when the freezing fall comes

They will take the food away.

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But, my dear friend Field Mouse,

I do have to say,

“It was I, I was the one

Who chopped your tail away!”

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© Maddie Beal, aged 9, Coastlands School, St. Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

 

Well done, Coastlands School, I think everyone will agree that there is an excellent range and use of imagery in these eloquent and moving poems from a talented group of young people.

4 Comments

  1. What fabulous poems! Well done.

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  2. Full of admiration for the writers and their supporters – let your imaginations fly, Coastlands people!

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