Our Little Poets

There is great power in the spoken and written word. Teachers empower young minds to express their thoughts in various forms and poetry is a beautiful form of expression.

Today is World Poetry Day and we join the world in celebrating poets and poetry. Poetry builds creative thoughts, guides thoughts, and brings clarity to emotions. The children of Sunrise Home in India have submitted some beautiful poems. Happy reading!

 

Poem #1

Be Good

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Poem #2

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

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Poem #3

The Garden Within

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What Our Children Need

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They need us to CHERISH every minute with them,
For tomorrow may be too late.
They need us to HUG them,
So they know they are important to us.
They need us to show INTEREST in what they do,
All they want is approval.
They need us to LISTEN to what they say,
Remembering they are our future.
They need us to DREAM with them,
Because this how they find where they want to be in life.
They need us to RESPECT them,
Because this is how they learn to care about others.
They need us to ENCOURAGE them.
Because this is how they become the best that they can.
They need us to NURTURE them,
Because the world can be a harsh place.
AND WE ARE THEIR SHELTER FROM HARM!

— Robin Lea Black

Happy International Children’s Day