Mabel 2023 and Kate 1996
A vampire of weakness, a pathetic little thing
It's lunging fast, coming for me
I grab my book and get ready to fight
More soldiers enter the battle
The buzzing eats me from inside
I hear them, flail around, slap!
I need to end this war now
Slap slap slap
Mosquito legs reach for the ceiling
I smile at my success as I scratch my arm
Mabel is a Year 8 student. She has been attending Write On Saturday classes for 3 years. She has been previously published in the Write On magazine.
Buzzing around me, hovering low
Doesn’t it know it’s not a friend it’s a foe?
Coming towards me, up to my pen,
Doesn’t it know it’s going to come to an end?
Poising my finger, ready to strike,
Doesn’t it know, there's no point in a fight?
I aim and I flick, it tumbles to the ground,
And the circle of life goes around and around.
first published in Write On 1996