Another great piece of work by students at Singing Kites – and once again, their first ever poem in English.
I’m so very proud of them – well done girls! (The boys in the photo are their friends; they liked to visit and chat and they were all such great company)
about my exams and if I will fail,
if I’m absent from school then my study isn’t good enough,
about my eyes because I always use the computer on the weekend,
that my brain gets tired when I study so much,
when I go home at night, my bicycle will get broken,
about riding my motorbike on the road in case there is an accident
I will hear ghosts in the dark,
that when I go home there is no rice and I’ll be hungry,
for my brother in Korea because he is working with machines – it is very dangerous,
about not having money because I cannot study or buy things like leashal*,
that I make mistakes every day,
about not having enough water and the world getting hotter,
my face and skin is not white enough.
by Raksmey, Theary, Kaknika, Kanha, Lengheang
*Leashal are tiny clams, covered in salt and chilli and cooked in the sun. The shells do not open; you have to use your teeth. Very delicious. See below!