September 17th

End of another cruel summer…
Look up! Is it snowing?
No, it’s not.
Just the white canopies of paratroopers.
Soldiers like eagles,
Sent to the sky to die.
So many shots in the air,
So much red blood.
Baptism of fire.
The last bridge is lost,
But the hope never dies.
The British, Polish, Americans,
Fighting for freedom,
Brothers in arms.
White and red,
These are Polish national colors.
Wake me up,
When this nightmare ends…

by Gabriela Kazanek, Wanda Chotomska Primary School No. 19, Łódź, Poland