Exams! Oh exams!
Goose bumps, you give me, Oh exams!
You are my worst nightmare, Hearing the word ‘exam’ Causes a prickly sensation in my head!
Oh exams! Why are you so difficult?
Couldn’t you be a less critical?
All the children are afraid of you, Yet teachers and adults love you!
You make us so nervous, That we can’t even enjoy a circus!
For you we study so much, And eventually lose our senses, While studying for you, I become insane!
Biology, physics and math, By studying so much I would go mad!
Ayesha Sahar Mirza, 10 years, Karachi
Oh cat! Oh cat! Where are you?
Under the couch?
Or up the stairs?
Oh cat! Oh cat! What would you like to eat or drink?
Milk? Or maybe meat too?
Oh cat! Oh cat! Where would you like to sleep?
On my bed?
Or on your own cosy mat?
Oh cat! Oh cat! Let us say goodbye now, We’ll meet again someday, To talk about the things That will be happened that day.
M. Maaz Munir, 11 years, Lahore
I had a dream, In my dream I was, In the land of ice cream!
My face was covered with chocolate, And in my hand was An ice cream plate.
I had to wait in a line for a long time, To get the ice cream with lime!
I ate an ice cream pudding, It had a cherry covering.
There was a pond of ice cream honey, But as it was not yummy, So on it, I didn’t waste money.
It was a beautiful dream I ever had, I wish I can have such dreams Every day!
Eman Mahboob, 10 years, Via email
Little sun, Little sun, Please come back, It’s been a long winter, It feels like years without you, Little sun, Little sun, Please come back, It’s getting colder and colder, And I need you, Little sun, Little sun, Please come back.
Fatima Pasha, 11 years, Karachi