Hey, all! This is my piece for the Hunger Games challenge, to write a poem about a major historical event. I wrote about the Boere Wars (known as Vryheidsoorloë in Afrikaans, and it means "The Freedom Wars"). Just a note, I referred to "death camps"; the Boere were placed in concentration camps, and that is how I chose to refer to them. Any feedback on this is appreciated! Hope you enjoy it!
Vryheid-- that is why I fight.
Freedom for my family,
to live as a Boer should.
Freedom from the shadow
of the British control.
Bronkhorst Spruit, Majuba Hill,
Pieter's Hill, Paarderberg;
no end to these battles in sight.
We see our futures;
where our families are with us,
nie in 'n kamp waar hulle moet sterf nie--
free from those ghastly death camps.
Vryheid, I say.
Vryheid in the face of
Veg against the British;
we'll not be subdued
without taking our stand.