OVERALL WINNER OF THE LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS (Year 5) POETRY COMPETITION: CARRIE, LONG MARSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
DADDY, DADDY WHEN WILL YOU COME HOME – VE DAY 1945
Daddy, daddy it’s great fun
Over here the war has ended
When will you come home?
It’s different without you,
It’s not the same,
Where are you? What are you doing ?
Daddy, daddy please come home
All the family are missing you.
The whole world is having a party
There’s food and everything
But the thing I want the most is
For you to come home.
Daddy, daddy when will you come home
The war ended ages ago
Everybody’s happy and celebrating
Daddy, daddy when will you come home?
Nothing is the same without you.
By Carrie, Long Marston
The judge (Mrs J Tinkler) commented as follows:
“This is a very moving poem. Carrie has written about the happiness people felt at the end of the war and the parties held to celebrate but she also writes about the sadness she feels because her father hasn’t come home yet. I loved her repetition of the question to her father ‘when will you come home?’ “