by Josh Kavanagh

People shooting, 

People dying,

I am running around trying to survive.

Running around through a war that is live

Looking for somewhere to hide.


I find a gun on the floor,

And someone letting me in through their door,

I thank them for saving me


I am very sad,

War is bad

But there are people who are not glad.

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