By Dina Farooq Malik, Age 8
This poem was written by Dina for the 7th Children’s Literature Festival held in Lahore which she read aloud during the Closing Ceremony.
I love to go to school,
Because Maths is really cool,
My teacher tells me to take a stool,
And not think about the pool!
She asks me to read aloud,
And I read out my poem very loud
About the monster who’d drool,
And she thinks it’s very cool!
On school trips, I remember the rule,
Never touch the drivers’ tool!
But the bus driver is sometimes cruel,
Because he forgets to put in the fuel!
Then I imagine riding a mule,
Hoping I don’t look like a fool
All the way to school!
Where I can play in the pool!