“Little Troops”, Student Published Poem #6

Poetry captures events, evokes emotions, and draws us into the happiest of times and the saddest of times. Jerric Atienza, in his poem “Little Troops”, captures the event and emotions of  warfare, something that many of us are far removed from currently. When reading his poem, one feels the paralyzing fear of a surprise attack…

 Little Troops

by Jerric Atienza

A dying light,

becomes the night.

With a raid imminent,

on the little troops,

that know nothing.

 

The bomb drops,

sirens blare,

gunfire cracks,

on most little troops,

that know nothing.

 

Men shout,

orders thrown out,

units move in,

on some little troops,

that know nothing.

 

Silence occurs,

smoke invading the air.

One cries,

one little troop,

that still stands.

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Jerric Atienza, a 7th Grade Honors student at SMS, is a creative, disciplined student who carefully selects words in his writings. I’m excited to share this poem next year when teaching WWII, The Diary of Anne Frank. Proud of him! -Ms. Angela Henderson

 

 

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