Black History Month

This Black History Month, we are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush. Year 6 read the poem ‘Windrush Child’ by John Agard and used it as inspiration to write their own.

Here is Mariam’s:

Pigeons wave me goodbye

Clouds wave me goodbye

London waves me goodbye

As I sail away from home.

 

Has the world turned against me?

Has my life hated me all along?

Has my soul been unloyal to me?

As I sail away from home.

 

Tears pours from my weary eyes

Arms as tired as ever

Eye tired from crying

Heart bursting out of my chest

As I sail away from home.

 

Alone on this boat

Hated by everyone

The stormy sea crashing against the boat

My poor heart skipping every heartbeat

As I sail away from home.

 

A new chapter turns

Like a book skipping pages

Every page is different with its own words

Life is different with everyone around me as I am on land.