Poem regarding the great ‘Kamikaze’ by Year 8 student Yuzu K.
The waves were crashing to and fro And soldiers fought with swords and bows Thunder roared and winds did blow Much to their disdain and woe But there will come a great demise The Mongols’ll see before their eyes The God of War’s immense surprise The mighty divine winds The Mongols were feared all around For they ransacked any nation found Japan was one, and they were bound With nasty chains by Mongol hounds But soon there will be great demise Echoes of Mongolian cries Hachiman’s immense surprise The mighty divine winds And thro’ the seas, the Mongols sailed Blankets of blue and calming gales To Iki Island with sandy veils And Tsushima Bay, there they prevailed Though there will come a great demise The second battle shall suffice Savage Hun warriors shalt pay the price The mighty divine winds And so the Mongols, Filled with greed Continued their savagery and made men bleed They ventured further, they did proceed And set sail for Hakata to fulfill their deeds But have they fallen in deep demise For all shall hear their frantic cries Their hearts with fear, eyes with surprise The great, strong divine winds ‘Hither, brothers! There they are! Weak rats of Nippon are not far!’ Two fierce empires about to spar When unforeseeably, ‘Something’s quite bizarre’. The waves doth tremor and the sea doth rise The breeze doth morph to a nasty surprise Here it is, before your eyes The mighty divine winds The great wind monster devoured the fleet The waves drowned out the Mongols’ bleats Ships and boats were morphed to useless sheets Of measly debris upon the sea The Mongol Huns hath paid the price With their feral troops’ frenetic cries Nippon is free, all thanks to thee Our mighty divine winds