The Air Raids

I suspect I wrote this some time during my school years, possibly when we were learning about World War II.

The air raid guns are shooting
The bombs are coming near
Little children are so scared
And adults are full of fear

You must get into a shelter
In time if you are able
If you haven’t got one
Just stay under a table

Innocent people are suffering pain
Of losing their loved ones again and again

When the siren sounds its warning
It could be early in the morning
You must go to a shelter straight away
Whether it’s night, or whether it’s day

The air raid guns have stopped now
The Germans have all gone
But one whole world is shattered
And the sadness still goes on

By Sarah Downing

My name is Sarah. I was born and grew up in England and currently live in Düsseldorf, Germany, with my fiancé Corey and my cuddly cat Biscuit. I work as a translator and writer for my own company Aardwolf Text Services ( and I love vintage clothes and music, as well as singing karaoke.

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