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My life poem

From an overseas reader
By Onesha Liyanage, (13 years), UK

I sat by the river one day,
And the sun burnt hot this day.
A bird flew past with the
summer wind,
As I sat by the river that day.

I walked by the river one day,
And the wind blew cold this day,
The snow fell thick with the
western wind,
As I walked by the river that day.

I ran by the river one day,
And the leaves were yellowed this day,
A chilled breeze blew with the autumn wind,
As I ran by the river that day.

I don’t see the river today,
And the river is slow this day.
And death came swift with the worn out wind,
As my life, like the river,
fades away.

My pet

By Shihara Thariq (Grade 3), Oxford Int. College, Badulla

My pet is a rabbit. Its name is Bunny. It is white in colour. It likes to eat carrots. It has a fluffy tail. It has two long ears. It hatches baby rabbits. It can run faster than me. It has two small brown eyes. It is very cute and playful. It is a good friend of mine. I play with it everyday. I love my pet very much. It loves me too.

At the zoo

By Navoda Balasooriya (Grade 7), Yasodara Devi B.M.V., Gampaha

One day my father, mother, brother and I went to Colombo by train. The train went very fast. We saw cows, pineapple gardens, coconut trees and paddy fields. The train stopped at the Fort railway station. We went to our aunt’s house by taxi. We had our lunch at our aunt’s house.

Then we went by bus to the zoo. We bought our tickets and went inside. First we saw the fish. We went further inside and saw monkeys, crocodiles, snakes, tigers, lions etc. The gorilla was showing his white teeth and his long tail. We laughed at him. My father bought ice-cream. We enjoyed ourselves. Next we saw the elephant dance. It took half an hour. After it was over we got into the bus and went to our aunt’s house. It was indeed a very happy day at the zoo.

Our family

By Mayumi Marapana, (11 years) Bandarawela C.C.

Our family is small. There are only four members in my family. They are my father, mother, my younger brother and myself. My father is Mr. Gayanga Hesantha Marapana. He works at Kalutara Training College.

My mother is Mrs. Amitha Kumari Wijekoon. She is a housewife. She can prepare tasty food. My brother is Savindu.

He is six years old.When my father comes home at the weekend, we visit our grandmother at Halpe and spend the day. Ours is a very happy family.

How does a windmill work?

By Shadhika Silmy (11 years), Royal English School, Matale

Windmills are used to produce electricity to supply to cities and towns. Smaller windmills are used to pump water or to generate electricity for farms. Big windmills have blades that are 60 metres long and mounted on towers about 100 metres high.

The blades have to be very large and high to catch as much wind as possible. These blades turn a shaft that is connected to an electric generator on top of the windmill. This converts the wind energy into electricity.

My best friend

By Keneesha Perera (7 years), Vihara Maha Devi B.M.V., Kiribathgoda

My best friend is Samadi Perera. She is six years old. She is very pretty. She is good and kind. She likes to eat rice. She likes to drink milk. I love my friend.

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