Month: June 2017

Fathers – A daughter’s first love, a son’s first hero

A father is the male in the family, that takes control over everything;
Helping with decisions of the house, mother the Queen, him the King
This figure is a role model that children seem to follow and copy,
Although they seem mean on the outside, they are always good on the inside, as sweet as toffee!

They are not always biological, but you know they always care,
They are ready to help you, to hold you, and always be there.
They’re strict, but soft as well, especially when we are growing up,
They make sure we behave, but sometimes treat us like we are grownups!

When we get older, around the teenage stage,
We start to drift from them when we get older in age,
Girls might find it harder to talk to them about private things, that’s what mums are for,
But boys don’t run out of things to talk about with their dads, it’s never a bore!

Dads are always the kindest, giving us secret treats,
Talking to us and telling us funny jokes as we walk with them down the streets.
We have a mummy’s boy, but also a daddy’s girl,
And, to be honest, that position for both the girl and the dad is always more swell.

Our dads are the only men in our lives that can never let us down,
Even though they can make us angry, or make us frown,
He’s a daughter’s first love, and a son’s first hero,
And they will always impact our lives way more than they will ever know…

By Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School

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Dreams – Our Wildest Thoughts

A dream is a series of thoughts that come together while we sleep,
Although they often occur when our sleep is quite deep.
We don’t always remember them, really only the nightmares,
But those are the ones we don’t want to remember, as they give us the scares!

We have those peaceful dreams, the ones that make us happy,
Whether we are smiling with our family or skipping in a land of candy!
They are often not remembered very vividly, which is really quite sad,
But we normally have a good one the next night, which isn’t so bad!

But we also have nightmares, the dreams we can’t escape so easily,
About clowns under our bed, or strange creatures laughing eerily.
They make us sweaty, stressed and scared, even in our sleep,
Often waking us up in a flash, making us cry and weep.

But these dreams pass, and new ones will come again,
And positive vibes from them we hope to gain,
Those dreaded nightmares will always find a way into our mind,
But we can always find a way to figure them out, and leave them behind!

By Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School