The Taking – just found this in the book I use for workshops. #amwriting #amediting

The Taking

We knew the soldiers were coming
Hid in our beds, no one to protect us
Goods on the shelf waiting to be stolen

Before, that day, we had lessons
Cursed algebra, embraced Shakespeare
Explored China, played tag outside

Fell out, made up, ate lunch together
Made apple pie, but not custard
Remembered the gender of French nouns

Now we are herded, our worth in flesh
We learn knots we can’t untie
How to stay still and hope they do not come

We wait to be rescued, damsels
In distress, hair out for climbers
Life asleep in the stomach of a wolf

About beckydeans

I've always been a writer one way or the other. You can find out more about copywriter me at www.beckydeans.co.uk
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10 Responses to The Taking – just found this in the book I use for workshops. #amwriting #amediting

  1. Good to see you’re writing and editing. Keep it up!

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