Poems by some of the students in Year 7 St. Matthew – about being a student during a pandemic
Once I was
by Estella Attard
Once I was at school reading a book,
My body shook with fear and my eyes were about to cry!
But was it all a lie? I just couldn’t deny!
And that was my last goodbye.
Once I was at home, depressed and all alone,
With no one to see and annoy!
I was left with just a screen and a pandemic worldwide.
Just a few more days I used to say, and it was all a lie!
Once I was on the couch,
listening to measures to stay inside,
But then the trees began to dance
and pillows of cotton drifted across the sky.
The wind laughed with joy and I was left with no surprise,
that I would be stuck at home all day and night
And once again, I was left with just a screen and a pandemic worldwide.
But then a miracle was sent from heaven
and the shops began to smile!
My life was back to normal
and merry and joyous was I!
Was it the end? I asked
But no, it was just a lie, and I couldn’t deny.
by Lorelai Vella
Oh Covid what have you done
Inside I feel so numb
Life drags on, not as before
I miss the great outdoor
Nonetheless you taught me loads
Carpe Diem , and play the notes
See the world and seize the moment
Live life to the full without torment
Being a student
by Mirea Magro
Being a student
Is quite hard
Though I pull through
It’s still a shard
If you want to succeed
It’s up to you
so good luck and
you will pull through
But this year isn’t
What I thought it would be
‘Cause the pandemic came
look and see
Covid has been the worst for me
I’m stuck doing online lessons you see
So this is the end for my poem you see
I hope you enjoyed the story of me
by Lara Fede
The students are on alert
A mind-numbing fear
A green spiky ball
I sit on my desk
Staring at the screen
‘’Beep’’ ‘’ Beep ‘’ Oh no the internet
What should I do?
Get out of the meeting
Get in again
At least I can see my friends and teacher,
In front of my screen
Please go away covid, coronavirus, covid-19
Come on, are you deaf ?
Are you not noticing,
we don’t want you!
by Kailyn Fenech Cricchiola
Being a student in a pandemic.
It makes you think hard on life.
The voices in your own mind take over.
And you feel like you’re not good enough.
You get depressed.
You get stressed.
You find yourself falling more and more every day.
But it’s also peaceful you know.
Like the falling is a good falling.
Like you find yourself thinking more on the bright side.
And that just makes you feel better
And that is a student in a pandemic.
by Laura Formosa
I’m staring at my laptop.
It’s hard to pay attention.
This online class is boring
and I have a poor connection.
Now this is my first lockdown.
I’m not sad, I really tried.
I heard there’s angry wardens
that are guarding the outside.
This mask will drive me crazy,
once outdoors it’s on my face.
A granny shouted at me,
“Wear your mask you big disgrace!”
I miss the friendly hangouts,
I’m not making any fuss.
I still enjoy my evenings
playing games like Among Us