A Diss High School student’s poem had been included in a special Armistice poetry anthology. Naomi Ely, a year 9 student from Diss High School, wrote a poem titled ‘Poppy Red Blood’. Students across the country were invited to write poems on the theme of Armistice for a competition run by the University of Lincoln. The entries were read and judged by the poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Imtiaz Dharker. Naomi’s poem was highly commended by the judges. She was invited to a presentation ceremony at Lincoln University, which included readings from Duffy and the prize winning poets. Naomi’s poem is published in ‘Armistice 100’, an anthology of poems produced by students from across the United Kingdom. Poppy Red Blood By Naomi Ely Will the blood ever clot Or the dove ever fly? Will the guns ever stop, Will the bombs say goodbye? Will brave men be forgotten In the future to come Or will every boy Learn how to use a gun? Will the poppy red blood Ever stop running? Our lives are uncertain in the future that’s coming and now I march out with my brother beside, it’s too late for us no armistice has been signed.