Experiencing War by Fatimah Ahmed

Fatimah Ahmed

Havoc. Noisy and rowdy crowds in Kings Cross Station.

Soldiers bid their families a heart wrenching farewell, as they entered the waiting steam trains. China was the destination.

Ryan was filled with sorrow; tears threatened to leave his eyes as he left his family behind. His beautiful wife and his two young children; Ariana and Lyra would be dearly missed.

Ryan was going to China, along with the rest of his Unit. Going to fight alongside the Chinese forces, against Japan.

He went to war. He suffered personal injuries. A friend died.

Eventually he returned home to his family. All was well.

Clore Poetry and Literature Award, Heaton Manor School, Newcastle