Sue Guiney's Introductory Post - contains important links
My Q and A with Dana Hui Lim author of Mother and the Tiger- A Memoir of the Killing Fields. - essential background information
My thanks to Peter (all writers are using pen names to protect their privacy ) for sharing this very moving poem with us. Peter, as are all Anjali Writing Project participants, is in the opening stages of mastering English.
"Destroyed by Fire"
Big fire has arrived
One night animals were running
The trees were dead
The leaves were dry
Fire becomes hotter
Fire was strong
Forest was a disaster
Water is hot
Animals can’t drink
Animals with wings fly away
One night fire becomes stronger
everything has gone.
Peter, age 16 author supplied data
Last year I went to celebrate the water festival with my cousin and my friend. We went there by bicycle. When we arrived there we were tired and we bought a bottle of water to drink. Next we started to see the racing boats. Then we went to the supermarket to play some games there. At night we were hungry and came down and bought fried noodle to eat and then we went home. On the road the bicycle broke and the mechanic shop was closed. We didn’t know what to do and we just walked with our bicycle home. Finally I arrived home, took a shower and ate dinner. I felt tired because I had to walk the bicycle but I felt happy that I had joined the water festival.