by Felix Rafferty

As I run through the streets

With nothing to see

Apart from guns and soldiers 

As far as the eye 

Can see.


With buildings and bomb shells

That spawn around me,

I have nothing left. 

My family hates me.


God, oh God,

Please end this war.

It’s bad and terrible

I am now


Written by Felix Rafferty as part of Poetry as Commemoration workshops led by Lucinda Jacob in St. Matthew’s National School, Sandymount in May 2022.