Journey Poems from the students at King’s Forest School

WHERE I LIVE
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Brand New
Luxury
21st Century Flats
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Are being built directly opposite
While our house has paint flaking
The flats are brand spanking new
As I walk on (trying to ignore the flats)
I come across a red and grey car dealership
Which I figure to be Vauxhall
With brand new cars staring directly at me
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Every step I take
The smell of burnt toast gets greater
The tireless road invites more cars
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When I look to my left
I see at least one old homeless man
Weak and hungry
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He looked like he had lived on the streets for years
As I looked closer and closer
I saw something slivering down his back
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After another 10 minute walk
I arrive at the park
And that was my journey

 

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My Journey to School
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I walk out the door and see a road.
I can imagine the souls that used to walk here.
I continue the journey,
I hear the trees waving as if they’re saying hello.
I couldn’t see anybody but my sisters and my mum.
Maybe they ran away.
I walk around the corner and cars speed past like lightning,
I can hear a man laughing.
I walk down a hill and trip over a red glowing rock.
I pick it up and hide it in my pocket, everything starts to go blurry.
I throw the rock on the floor.
That sound
When it smashes
It echoed through my ears.
My mum handed me 10p for toast.
I could already smell it.
The school bell rings.
I start running and just make it into the classroom.

 

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The Town
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As I stepped out of the warm, comforting bakery
The biting air sweeps over me
A single bag staggered down the desolate street
Filling my soul with loneliness
A bell broke the silence with its ‘DING’
Like a microwave finished cooking
My hands full of pastries I took a bite
It wasn’t the usual glorious taste
VROOM
A car whooshes by
I ran down the rusty road
It was like the high street was old machinery shut down
WHUMP
I slammed the door and thundered up to my room

 

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