For this week’s prompt, take the phrase “The Boy Who (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Feel free to replace the word “boy” with “girl.” Possible titles include: “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Girl Who Knew Too Much,” “The Boy Who Walked Into a Bar,” and so on.
By John Yeo
Our country is in for a fight
Heroics are the order of the day.
The enemy are powerful and strong,
Killing and fighting and coming this way.
I will join in this great adventure.
I wont wait to travel and take up the fight
My country needs me, I am patriotic
I will stand with my fellows to do what is right.
I know I am two years short of eighteen
I am tall and strong and I look much older.
Slim of the hip and broad of the shoulder
I will fight for freedom, the ashes still smoulder.
If I can proudly stand and fight in this war
Flouting danger of death, to follow the plan
We will win this glorious battle, that’s for sure.
I will grow from a boy and return home a man
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Written in response to a prompt by Robert Brewer at~http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/wednesday-poetry-prompts-261