Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction and Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel and post Colonial Asian Fiction, Yiddish Literature, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality historical novels are some of my Literary Interests

Monday, December 9, 2013

"Destroyed by Fire" by Peter. - A Wonderful Poem from the Anjali HouseWriting Project - Siem Reap, Cambodia

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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" 

 by Peter

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.

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