At the conclusion of their Shakespeare main lesson Class 8 are asked to write a sonnet. Here are a couple for you to enjoy…
Dark clouds swirl far above the highest trees
The rain flies down and puddles in the grass
The wind attacks the trees and releases leaves
Lightning cracks the sky to fragmented glass.
The storm hurls down golf-ball sized chunks of hail
The eye of the storm spelling certain doom
The wind picks up to the speed of a gale
Mist hangs in the air, creating a gloom.
The deafening crack of thunder echoes
Tree roots fail as giants fall to the ground
Lightning spears objects into a freak show
Thunderous cracks create enormous sound.
As the end approaches, the storm dies down,
The ear-splitting thunder ceases to pound.
Aiden Street – Class 8 Student
Among the beings on this big planet
There creeps a few that take without giving
One such creature is the modern-day pet.
Keeps taking your life, to keep on living
Guests at every meal, they come empty handed
Injecting their poison, weakening prey
There’s no getting rid of them once they’ve landed
Lying, festering, you crumble away.
They suck your blood and gorge on your clean flesh
Infecting your blood-stream and passing on
To their next victim and starting afresh.
They hollow you out and then they’re gone.
They are alive and thriving, fully fed,
Before you realize it, you are dead.
Seth Harfield – Class 8 Student