We Can Do This

BY CLARA LANGLEY, YEAR 7, RAWHITI SCHOOL


Charging around the track

jockey perched over his withers

crowds cheer

commentator talks

fast as race cars they thunder

round the oval track

hooves pound on the grass

the smell of sweat in the air

giving his all for his horse

Come on, his jockey whispered

as they shove through the pack.

We can do this.



This poem is a part of the Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival series, for those pieces of writing created in the workshops sponsored by the Christchurch Heritage Festival and Tūranga.


© Write On: School for Young Writers and the writer, 2019