The Fish

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by Victoria Stasiv

A little fish was swimming in the pool

“It is so nice! It is so cool!

The water’s clean and very hot

Do you believe me, my friends, or not?”

Castle

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by Victoria Stasiv

Let’s build a castle on the sand,
Far away in a dreamland.
The castle will shine like a sun.
Just look at its beauty and charm!

Kitten

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by Victoria Stasiv

Jennifer’s kitten
Was playing with her mitten.
The mitten, warm and brown,
Was flying up and down

Doll

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by Victoria Stasiv

A little doll with wonderful blue eyes
Waits in the shop for a new friend
Who will pay a high price
To bring her home and play with her.

Like a Rainbow in the Sky

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by Victoria Stasiv

Sometimes it seems to me a lot
It’s like a story with a plot.
Like a rainbow in the sky
Efforts are made. It seems we can fly.

Bon Appetit

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by Victoria Stasiv

Always say Bon appetit!
To all people when they eat
Or just say Enjoy your meal!
And it’ll show them how you feel.

Listen

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by Victoria Stasiv

Listen to me my dear mate:
“Don’t go to bed very late!
Night is time for a rest
‘Cause tomorrow you have a test.”

A Parrot

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by Victoria Stasiv

When I enjoyed a cup of tea
I saw my parrot watching me.
I caught a sad look on his face
He said, “I broke your yellow vase.”

A Football Player

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by Victoria Stasiv

A football player called Paul
Spent hours playing with his ball.
He’s won a prize with his team
And it wasn’t a dream
That clever footballer called Paul

The Ocean

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by Ishaan Singh Sarna

It’s funny how – when
you took me to the ocean,
on a sunny day
promising me that
you’d be there.
But when the sun stopped
glowing
and the horizon was dark
and the tides were coming closer
and closer;
you pretended
that we were strangers,
that we never knew each other,
and you left me, alone –
on the muddy ground,
close to the heavy tides,
that were coming to me
like I was their prey.

Though, you always knew
water made me feel jittery,
the tides made my bones tremble.
It was almost midnight,
uncountable stars shining
brightly
in the night sky;
I almost saved myself from getting
crumpled
from the big tide.

The night birds
sang lullabies for
the palm trees and the sand.
The lullaby so sweet,
an eye open gazing at the stars
closed
and a broken heart went to sleep.

You gave me such beautiful memories
and some
dreadful ones.
You lied, cheated and damaged my
soul.
But gave me a lifelong lesson,
of emotions and feelings.

The sun rose,
and another day begun;
a new beginning with fresh dew
on the leaves.
As I stretch my arms
and rub my eyes,
I see a couple of unfamiliar people
walking towards me;
I crawl down the wet sand,
in order to get away from them,
but they follow me throughout –
until I get to the end of
the bay.
They give me a hand
politely
I accept it and afterwards
realise they’re the
replacement
sent by God.

A few years later –
when I groove with them,
and roam through the streets of
Paris,
and swim in the lagoons of
Maldives,
I suddenly think of you,
and realise how terrible and fake
a person can be;
but something pinches me
from inside
and I message you.
It’s been two hours since you’ve read
that message and ignored it;
and put me at fault,
when I was the one who was tortured,
who was humiliated,
who was made to laugh at my own
insults.
But then my pride kicks in,
and I carry on
without even thinking about you.
Because these people
encourage,
but you discouraged;
These people
are the reason why I’m not scared
of the dark blue ocean today,
but you were the reason why I
hesitated to even go near it.

Now I can’t decide
whether
you were my life or
a life lesson.