A happy family one day
the next day oh so sad
for Daddy would be shipped
Shipped some place far away

He’d be gone for a long time
who knows when he’d get back
the family prayed for him
each day he was away

But then one day months later
they got that simple call
Daddy was fighting in the war
when suddenly he took a fall

He was shot and blood was shed
the family prayed and prayed some more
but it was no use
for he was dead

The terrible war
turned a family of 5 down to 4
took a precious life
Daddy’s not coming back

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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