Posts Tagged ‘row your boats’

Yawn – A Poem

By Gloson On December 8, 2012 No Comments

Yawn, yawn, anytime
when you’re very tired.
Don’t yawn in front of your boss.
For you will be fired.



Poems Submitted by Sri Nobel Primary Students

By Gloson On December 7, 2012 No Comments

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My poet visit to Sri Nobel had been superb for me! After I gave a speech with the purpose of inspiring the students to be excellent and creative, the principal brought me to visit and have a photograph session with each class:

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Puan Halimah the principal [right] told the students, after I left, to write their own poems if they are interested and she will pass it to me.

When I came back, wow, I got a pleasant surprise. Not only did the students submit their own poems, but some of them also illustrated it! Very touching.

Their poems range from short to long, from simple to having a lot of words; topics ranging from robots to turning the volume down so you can do work. Nevertheless, each of them is a product of creativity and brainstorming and every one of them is indeed very enjoyable.

There are a total of 26 short poems below written by kids aged 7-11. I hope you will thoroughly enjoy every one of them! 🙂

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The Reason I Smile

by Ngan Syuen Yee, Primary 2.

My teachers are caring,
My parents are loving,
The reason I keep smiling,
Is because I love schooling.

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Cry

by Reysha, Primary 3.

Cry, cry, cry, and cry,
Dear please do not cry.
I promise you if you don’t cry,
I’ll sing you a lullaby.

(Sung to ‘Row Your Boat’)

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Mary Had a Little Pet

Illustrated by Jaslyn Leong, Primary 1.

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My First Day at School

by Danya Lim, Primary 1.

It was very exciting.
I was a bit nervous.
I saw many new people.

I saw my new teacher,
She was cool.
”Yeah,” I love
my new school.

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Build a Big Robot (This is my favorite)

by Wilson Yew, Primary 5.

Build a big robot.
Build it very nice.
Try to add a smart data,
but don’t add any ice.

(Sung to ‘Row Your Boat’)

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Save the World

by Wilson Yew, Primary 5.

Save, save, save the world,
Save the world right now.
Don’t pollute and cut the trees.
Cause the world says ow. Ow!

(Sung to ‘Row Your Boat’)

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The Magical Basket of Yonder (daydream)

by Megat Musa.

The magical basket of yonder,
sometimes I do wonder,
Does it go “whoosh!” when we wish of something,
Or maybe it has a magical word to make it go “brrrr!”
or I just have to put magical dust on the basket to
make it go ding a ling?
Or maybe, or maybe it might go hapling!
I think it was an alarm clock ringing,
Oh my! I’m late for my bus! Wait! Wait! Wait for ming!

 

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Write a Diary

by Clement Yap, Primary 4.

Write, write, write a diary.
Write it like a story.
Write, write, write, write.
Until it is right.

(Sung to ‘Row Your Boat’)

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Wipe the Door

by Sean Lee, Primary 4.

Wipe, wipe, wipe the door,
until it’s clean.
Wipe it until the floor.
Then you’ll know it is clean.

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Daily Activities

by Lim Jia Hui, Primary 4.

(Sung to ‘Row Your Boat’)

Brush, brush, brush your teeth
until it’s clean.
Brush, brush, brush, brush your teeth,
everyday until it’s clean.

Post, post, post your mail
to the post office.
Post, post, post your mail
to the post office.

Turn, turn, turn down the volume,
so that you can do work.
Turn, turn, turn down the volume,
so that you can do work.

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“Chocolate” and “Food”

by Chiew Sue Jin, Primary 5.

Chocolate

Choco, choco, chocolate,
Flowing down the river,
All the children come to eat,
What a lot of chocolate.

Food

Fresh food, frenzy food,
All around the world,
Indian, Malay, and many more,
The world is loaded with food.

Nasi Lemak, Capati, and Yong Tau Foo,
They are the traditional foods,
We eat them almost every day,
Wow! They are sooooo NICE!

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Love Your Mum

by Lee Jearn Xiu, Primary 5.

Love, love, love your mum,
every every day,
happily, happily, happily, happily,
mummy I love you.

(Sung to ‘Row Your Boat’)

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Oh Butterfly

Syaza Nur Dania, Primary 1.

Oh butterfly,
How I wish I could fly like you,
I will fly everywhere,
I will fly high and low with my
beautiful wings,
And see pretty and ugly things,
Oh! Oh! but I am not a butterfly.

My 4th birthday

by Harshini, Primary 1.

I was very happy. It was my my birthday,
I ran down and jumped up,
It was a pool party,
An angry bird cake, many water balloons,
Some water guns and many more gift,
Oh! No! My mum forgot to bring the lighter
To light my birthday candle.

My Young Days

by Ngan Syuen Yee, Primary 2.

My young days
When I was a baby,
I cried and drool,
And then at five I go to school,
My teachers are cool,
They love to car pool,
Avoiding paying more for the toll.

POEMS TO BE SUNG TO ‘ROW YOUR BOAT’

Laugh, Smile, Cry and Play

by Beatricia, Primary 3.

Laugh, smile, cry and play,
Through the happy days.
If you get angry, angry and mad,
Your smile will go away.

Bake

by Elvis, Primary 3.

Bake, bake, bake and bake,
Mummy likes to bake.
Cheese, blueberry, chocolate cake,
I truly love all cakes.

Eat

by Derrick, Primary 3.

Eat, eat, eat a lot,
Eat, eat every day.
Do not do not eat too much,
Because you’ll not okay.

Play

by Haikal, Primary 3.

Play, play play and play,
Play till end of day.
Hey my friends let’s go and play,
Your doubts will go away.

Bake

by Beatricia, Primary 3.

Bake, weight, wait and stir
Through the jumpy days.
If you like to bake cakes,
You really have to wait!

Smile a Lot

Danish, Primary 3.

Smile, smile, smile a lot
Smile, smile every day.
If you don’t smile every day,
You won’t have a nice day.

Sweets

Yuri, Primary 3.

Sweets, sweets, sweets oh sweets,
You really taste so good.
Sour, sweet and bittersweet,
Sweets are type of food.

Hooray

by Lynus, Primary 3.

Hip, Hip, Hip Hooray!
Gloson’s coming to school.
He is a very smart poet,
And a blogger too!

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Looking forward to hear your poems! 🙂