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It was dark - poem to keep you awake contest

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It was dark - poem to keep you awake contest

It was dark in the Air Raid Shelter
Water underfoot
Candles had long since extinguished
But the battle raged  all night

Mrs Brown
She's the nosey one
Had peeked though a chink
Sky red with fire cant see anyone

A child started whimpering
Are we  going to die
The words started off a chorus
Of cries and shouts "why"

Was a long night
Noise was horrendous
Not knowing was worse
Was fire all round us?

Did we have a chance
Then a lone voice started to sing
Slowly we all joined in
"We'll meet again" echoing

At last the door opened
Daylight blinded us
We were still alive
Our homes were a mess

Then I awoke in a state of trembling fear
Thinking of loved ones lost in the war

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  1. Date: 6/5/2013 2:45:00 AM
    Seren, I've actually spent time in bomb shelters in Lebanon while bombs were falling on campus. A fire started and my dad and brothers had to go out during the shelling to put it out. Very real...brought vivid memories! Thanks for sharing this poem, and for your love post on my work. God bless.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 6/6/2013 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry if it brought back bad memories Eileen, thanks for stopping and commenting ...Seren
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 9:15:00 AM
    Had me hooked!!! Damn. Excellent job!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 6/6/2013 4:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Drake...Seren
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Like this one sass it brings home what it must have been like xx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 6/3/2013 4:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Mandy ...Seren
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 10:39:00 AM
    Very nice, potent, Seren! ... Terry

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 6/2/2013 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oops thank you
    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 6/2/2013 10:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanl u Terry ... Seren
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 8:14:00 AM
    Seren this is superb gl in contest Shadow

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 6/2/2013 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Shadow, ....Seren
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 5:34:00 AM
    Wow, this is quite an emotional one my friend! I am in awe of the intensity of this incredible poem Seren! You have captured the art of trying to escape the atrocities of war! Then to find their lives a mess due to it must be saddening, but seeing that they all survived was inspirational! What a spectacular piece, such a tremendous poem, Great Work!!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 6/2/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell, watched an old warfilm and got the idea....Seren...