School sucks. Its summer
for crying out loud and I want
to be out there with the adults.
I hate history.
Who cares who won what war
when it was all so long ago.
I hate science when we learn how
to make explosives and gym has
gone down hill since Tommy
lost an eye.
Some of the other children don’t hold
back when teachers watch and tell
us to kill.
With what we’re facing and what our
forefathers declared war on, it’s good we
are learned to be killers.
But I wish I could play outside just once
before we go on the ship, and fight to the death
against those who would take this world from us.
We took it from the humans fair and square last time.
Matthew Wilson, 30, is a UK resident who has been writing since small. Recently these stories have appeared in Horror Zine, Starline Poets Association and Sorcerers Signal. He is currently editing his first novel and can be contacted at twitter @matthew94544267.
Interesting Fact: I’ve received 500 rejections in my writing career and can drink the better half of a beer keg without passing out.