Today is Anzac Day, the day of remembrance for all those who have served in the armed forces of New Zealand and Australia.
Your task for today is to write a poem in response to a war poem by someone who actually served in the military. (Wikipedia has an interesting page on War Poets that might be a place to start if this is an area you don’t normally venture into.)
I’m not going to tell you how to frame your response – just read until you hit a poem that speaks to you, and then write your own poem in reply. Pro war, anti war, war-agonstic, war-complicated, whatever. If you need a place to start, reread the poem, then look up at the poet and ask them a question. Go on from there.