VERSE | RECLAIMING OUR HUMANITY

KINDNESS, it’s such a simple thingAnd yet we speak of it as if it was the benevolence of kingsDIGNITY, such a basic qualityAnd yet we are in awe of it like it was the Pope’s homilyCOURAGE, the gritty stuff of warriors!We speak of it like it was an unmasterable barrierHONESTY, its translucence, and its shadesContinue reading “VERSE | RECLAIMING OUR HUMANITY”

KIDSBOOKS | AXOLOTL THE SALAMANDER

There once was a salamander That lived near Mexico CityShe had baby pink feathery gillsAnd was really rather prettyShe was called AxolotlAfter the crazy Aztec god Who changed into a salamander To avoid the blade of the swordBut Axie was a wise amphibianshe was already ten years old She swam in the waters of herContinue reading “KIDSBOOKS | AXOLOTL THE SALAMANDER”

KIDSBOOKS | THE CURIOUS LITTLE AYE AYE

The Aye Aye is a primate That lives in Madagascar She lives in trees and won’t come downNo matter how graciously you ask herShe has big round yellow eyesThat are her torches in the nightThey help her look for juicy bugsThat are hiding out of sight.Tap tapping with her fingers longShe knocks on the trunksContinue reading “KIDSBOOKS | THE CURIOUS LITTLE AYE AYE”

KIDSBOOKS | SPARKLEMUFFIN THE SPIDER

There was once a spider smallHe was only a quarter inch tallBut what he lacked in height and strengthHe made up for with his confidence He was quite an exceptional dancerA funny leg shaker, a cheerful prancerHe had bright blue and red stripes on himThis happy little spider called SparklemuffinSparklemuffin was always showing offHis marvellousContinue reading “KIDSBOOKS | SPARKLEMUFFIN THE SPIDER”

KIDSBOOKS | DUMBO THE OCTOPUS

Dumbo was an octopus Who lived on the ocean floor He was the cutest little thing And had elephantine ears But they were not really ears you seeJust fins that flopped aboutHe looked like Dumbo the elephantSo that’s also the name he got Dumbo the little cephalopod Was as lonely as can beHe didnt mindContinue reading “KIDSBOOKS | DUMBO THE OCTOPUS”

KIDSBOOKS | THE EGGCEPTIONAL OVAL DOVAL

Oval Doval was an eggAnd what an egg he wasWith a smooth and shiny shellThe loveliest egg you saw. He was spherically dashing Nothing about him was leanAnd was much wiser than his uncle Humpty Dumpty had ever been He would roll around the park But would not play with a ball He knew thatContinue reading “KIDSBOOKS | THE EGGCEPTIONAL OVAL DOVAL”

KIDSBOOKS | THE COLOURBLIND ORANGE

There was once an Orange Who thought that he was greenHe often wondered why they called him Orange. Couldn’t they see? He also wondered what the colour Orange looked and felt like So he asked his friend, Watermelon To help him see and decide. Watermelon thought so hardHis seeds were jumping up and downThen suddenlyContinue reading “KIDSBOOKS | THE COLOURBLIND ORANGE”

KIDSBOOKS| DRAGZO THE DRAGONFLY

Dragzo was a dragonfly The naughtiest one there was. He loved to leap from high placesAnd turn mid-air somersaults. One day he went to the jungle cafeTo get some snacks to eat He ate his body weight of foodOh my! It was quite a feast!Then feeling energetic he thought he’d play some tricks. So heContinue reading “KIDSBOOKS| DRAGZO THE DRAGONFLY”

KIDSBOOKS | PATTY HILL THE PLATYPUS

There was once a platypus Her name was Patty HillHer tail was like a beaver’s And her mouth like a duck’s bill She had two eggs that hatched into A little girl and a boyShe’d sweat out milk for them to drinkAnd sing them lullabies. She lived in a little den By the riverside AndContinue reading “KIDSBOOKS | PATTY HILL THE PLATYPUS”

KIDSBOOKS| THE LITTLE MOTH ORCHID

There was once an orchid With beautiful white flowersShe loved lots of sunshine And gentle rain showers Her petals looked like little mothsFluttering in the breezeShe lived between two branches Of the great banyan tree The bigger plants were kind to herAnd let her play with themShe’d sway her snowy flowers about And shake herContinue reading “KIDSBOOKS| THE LITTLE MOTH ORCHID”