Ten-year-old Raghav Singh has sent us a poem about Polly the parrot. Although Polly lives in a golden cage, he is not happy at the beginning. Find out what happened.
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Raghav Singh is 10 years old and he is a student at the Thai Sikh International School. He sent me this poem and asked if I wanted to publish it. Of course, I do. I think you will agree it is very good.
10-year-old Raghav Singh has a parrot on his shoulder. Is that Polly?
Polly and its New Year
By Raghav Singh
Polly the green parrot
Lives in a golden cage.
Polly loves Princess Lulu
But Princess dislikes the parrot.
That is very bad.
When Christmas arrives
Polly is saying
He wants to eat sweet rice.
But the Princess yells
'' if you open your dirty mouth''
'' I will throw you out''.
Polly is terrified.
Polly is very sad.
Polly no longer loves Princess Lulu.
Polly no longer wants to stay in the golden cage.
2 days to go for New Year to arrive.
So he prays to god .
'' Please set me free''
Now New Year has come.
Has brought lots of fun.
But Polly still waits for someone to come.
Then a lovely boy comes.
He says “ Happy New Year to you Polly”
and he sets Polly free.
Happy New Year to everyone.
Learn from listening
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cage (noun): a container made of wire or metal bars and usually used for keeping birds or animals in - กรง
parrot : a tropical bird with a curved beak - นกแก้ว
poem (noun): a piece of writing in which the words are chosen for their sound and the images they suggest, not just for their obvious meanings. The words are arranged in separate lines, usually with a repeated rhythm, and often the lines rhyme at the end. - บทกวี, โคลง
publish : to make something available to the public through books, magazines, the Internet, etc. - เผยแพร่, จัดพิมพ์
shoulder : one of the two parts of your body between your neck and the top of your arms - ไหล่
terrified : very frightened - ตกใจ, ใจหาย, ขวัญหนี