A strange dream
Far away from my home, Stood a very beautiful castle, Where were birds singing merrily, Where children were dancing happily, And lovely flowers Blooming everywhere!
I was shocked to see a brown sun, Like the colour of a baked bun, I played and laughed happily, With the people who behaved strangely.
There were swimming pools and fountains, A stream was flowing through a mountain, I was very surprised when I awoke, To find that it was just a dream!
Madiha Maqsood, 10 years, Karachi
Just be the one Be the tree
To give shadow for free; Be the happy sun To give light to everyone; Be the merry bird To praise God sincerely; Be a brave policeman To keep everywhere peace; Just be the one Who gives happiness to everyone!
Sahti Anwar, 14 years, Turbat
Where are you mom?
I need you, mom, I just want to say, Please help me today!
Do not leave my hand, Because I can’t live without you, When I do not see you, I feel I am alone!
Mom, I wish you could Stay with me forever!
ZQ Bolani, 12 years, Turbat
It is a sunny day, Let’s make it a funny day, Enjoy all day, On a visit to a bay, We’ll play with clay, And make castles all day, On the sodden sand we’ll lay, Eat our favourites and again play, This is what we call a happy sunny day, After all it is Sunday!
Hafiza Ismail, 12 years, Turbat
Once we were together, We ate together, We used to buy the Young World together, We also did the ‘word search’ together, We also wrote the poetry together, I loved my friends, My friends loved me too, We also helped each other.
Abdullah Murad, 12 years, Kech
Once I saw a book, A book full of many stories, With beautiful pictures and their glories, A picture of a tree standing still, And many advices to take a chill pill, A very nice poem dedicated to father, That brought me and my father closer, Its words were charming and memorable, And its statements were all laudable!
Mahnoor A. Karim, 8 years, Turbat
Feel the world in a different way, Feel what this life says, Feel all that you are not, Feel anything you had Sometimes you are slowly drifting, Towards another world you are heading, Feel those around you, Who have passed away, Feel them in your heart Where they stay; Feel the wrong things That ever happened to you; Feel them fading away, And the good coming to you!
Feel yourself in a world Full of happiness and peace; Feel your dreams coming true, Feel the reality that can never be untrue, Feel the beautiful nature around you, Feel its fragrance spreading through, Feel yourself finally changing, Then feel heaven surrounding you, And feel the inner peace within you, Feel the charms of this world, Feel the changes, feel the power, Feel and believe!
Sadia Maqsood, 13 years, Karachi
Diamantine was the princess of Kesthesia, a kingdom that was known for its beauty. Princess Diamantine had little work to do apart from sitting in the Court of Royals everyday, looking as beautiful as she could