My Best Friend

I still remember,
Us walking on a sunlit trail.
Best buddies we once said,
Forever and ever.

One gloomy day,
We got sent.
On a ship,
Bound for death.

On one fateful day the worst I thought happened,
I spotted you out of the corner of my eye.
Face down in the bloodstained mud.
Blood blooming on your smart uniform.

I watched you take your last short breaths,
As you died.
Best mate
Forever gone.

FOLLOW US was established in 1997, and since then we have successfully completed numerous short story and poetry competitions and publications.
We receive an overwhelming positive feedback each year from the teachers, parents and students who have involvement in these competitions and publications, and we will continue to strive to attain this level of excellence with each competition we hold.


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