Poems for Peace competition – Highly Commended: Waseem Sherzad
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Poems for Peace Competition: read Waseem Sherzad's Highly Commended poem.
Last Year, This Year
Last year I slept in the sweetcorn fields.
This year I sleep in my own room.
Last year, when the sun shone I searched for shade.
This year I look for the sun’s rays.
Last year we tried to find food.
This year I can buy food.
Last year at sunset I had to find a place to sleep,
This year I sleep in my bed.
Last year I had many people with me,
but I was alone.
This year I have two or three friends.
Last year when the Serbian children went to school
I thought in my heart how can I go; how can I learn?
This year I am in school and taking exams
Last year I had a dream.
This year I’m completing that dream.
Last year my heart disappeared.
This year it is also not with me.
Maybe when I left my home
my heart stayed in my home.
17 years old
Oxford Spires Academy