Category Archives: Poetry for KS3

A Day in the Life of a Self-employed Teacher

Recently I signed up to a blogging challenge and one of the suggestions was to write a blog post about a typical day. That sounds all well and good…..except that I don’t have a typical working day! Often I have … Continue reading

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She Said They Said

She said “I need help.” They said, “We’re busy. Maybe next week.” She said, “Do you have time to help now?” They said, “We’re still busy. Some other time.” She said, “I can’t do this on my own. Please help.” … Continue reading

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George and the Beast

This post was written as part of the 100 word challenge at Julia’s place. It’s my second attempt, because after reading the others I realised I had really wimped out the first time by not attempting to write about George … Continue reading

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Grandma

I’ve lost my Gran. She’s still there, I see her every Sunday. She still sits in her favourite chair by the fire, which is always on, even in summer, because she says she’s cold. Sometimes when she sees me, she … Continue reading

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Leaving Home

I’m in my room doing homework. and I hear raised voices in the kitchen, glass shattering, the radio being turned up, footsteps on stairs, wardrobe doors opening, clothes hangers scraping on rails, zipper on suitcase, thud of case hitting wooden … Continue reading

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Dad

My dad didn’t come home from work today. Two men in dark suits knocked our door, and mum cried. The newspapers said he was a hero. They said he was brave, saved lives. They said he should have a medal. … Continue reading

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Grandad

My Grandad died. I only saw him last week. The doctor said he was getting better. His newspaper is still open on the table, and the air still smells of his pipe tobacco. It’s as if he’s just gone out … Continue reading

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