Everybody has an aim
But they are not the same
My aim is to be a painter
And work hard in summer and winter.
My aim is to be an artist
But I hate to go to parties
I like to paint a lot
I want to draw a lot.
Whenever I feel bored
I draw and draw
I hate showing off
But I am good at it.
â€” Dewashree Bista, Class VI, Emerald Academy
Power of learning
Education is a light
That makes our future bright
To go high up
And with lots to share
Education is a lesson
Not just a fashion
Education gives us knowledge
So we attend school and college
â€” Annie Shrestha, Class VII, Emerald Academy
Saying our thanks
Thank you God for everything
And the love from everyone.
Make me helpful, kind and full of joy
Keep me from being lazy.
Give me the power
To touch top of the tower
To make life bright
Show me ways that are right
â€” Sanskrit Thapa, Class IV, Emerald Academy
Seeds and plants
It makes you healthy
It gives you energy
An apple or guava
An orange or a papaya
Eat a fruit a day
But donâ€™t throw the seeds away.
Hereâ€™s a simple thing you can do
Plant the seed in the soil
It doesnâ€™t take much time or toil
Pour a little water
A young shoot will appear soon
In time itâ€™ll become a big tree
Which gives so much to you and me.
â€” Akash Shah, Class IX, Emerald Academy
If ever I see
On bush or tree
Young birds in their pretty nests
I must not steal the birds away
Cause it grieves their motherâ€™s breast.
My mother, I know
Would be saddened so,
Should I be stolen away
So Iâ€™ll speak to the birds
In my softest voice
I wouldnâ€™t hurt the birds.
And when they can fly
In the bright blue sky
Theyâ€™ll warble a song to me
And then if Iâ€™m sad,
It will make me glad.
â€” Rajat Lal Das, Class IX, Emerald Academy
The old porter
That old man at the bus stop
Standing in the sun
Waiting for his costomers
Whoâ€™ll let him carry
Itâ€™s not his interest
But his compulsion
No other alternatives he finds
To earn his livelihood.
Nothing equals his hard work
Though we pay him but a rupees few
I feel pity for him
But canâ€™t do anything for hisÂ welfare.
â€” Rijana Shrestha, Class IX, GEMS School
One more try
When the sun seems too far
And when troubles seem near
When you need to heave a sigh
And when success seems too high
When you need to cry but thereâ€™s no shoulder
And when time comes for you to be bolder
When all men think you are wrong
When you have no one to rely on
And when everything goes wrong
Just close your eyes and listen
To the voice that says
â€œGive it a try, my child.â€
â€” Aayusha Gupta, Class IX, Triyog High School
If I had a car
IÂ would drive it.
If I had a computer
I would use it.
If I had an aeroplane
I would fly it.
But if the car had an accident
The computerÂ got an electric shock
And the aeroplane crashed
What a big trouble it would cause.
â€” Sabin Sapkota, Class IV, Budhanilkantha School
Searching for treasures in the water
They work hard but not a complaint mutter
Water is their mother and their god
They are happy like a flower bud
They work hard and little they gain
They enjoy their life and bear all pain
Oh! fellowmen, letâ€™s learn from them
To be satisfied is better than fame
They love the water and respect nature
They spend their life in adventure.
â€” Rabin Banjade, Valley View School