Children are totally dependent on adults for the fulfillment of their needs especially during the early years of childhood. The dependency makes children vulnerable when supportive adults are not around. As children grow they find themselves facing issues on their own. They have to find solutions on their own. Story books and poetry books for kids have played an important role not just in entertaining children but also in helping them deal with childhood related challenges. Stories and poems help build character and independence.
I write stories and poems that support and empower children by validating childhood experiences, the joys and the challenges. I occasionally write for grown-ups.
E-Book and Paperback: I See Things From Where I Am
I See Things From Where I Am: Jimmy and his dad disagree about many things. Jimmy enjoys chocolate chips and cheese in his noodles while his dad is disgusted by the idea ¬ and the list goes on. The good thing is that Jimmy and his dad have agreed to disagree. A fun poem about ‘differences in points of view’. US$2.99
A random collection of poems for ages 4-12 years that I have written over the years. The poems celebrate the joys of childhood such as getting caught in rain, consider the confusion when a child faces learning differences, speak about the heartache when children lose their anchors, talk about the fun and information that the world of reading provides and raise awareness of little matters such as following rules and being courteous – things that bring order and peace in life. I have written the poems from my heart for my own children, grandchildren and all children. Available as e-book, paper back and hard copy.
Zebi’s Dream: A book about a poor girl who dreams of going to school one day. For 7-9 year-olds. Now with colored illustrations! Download from Amazon. US$ 2.99
Poems That Empower Children is available at Amazon.com as a hardcover, paperback and an ebook. It is an anthology of poems I have written about matters that I consider important for children to know – matters I tried to make my children aware of. I want to share my thoughts and experiences with all children. The book has eight full length poems and a section with about 28 random rhymes. The poems range from the joys of getting soaked in rain to learning differences that impede children from reaching their potential.
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…. an excerpt from the book, Poems That Empower Children
A MYSTERIOUS TREE
A Mysterious Tree
… The bark of this unusual tree,
had such a sweet, fragrant scent,
that more than four thousand years ago,
great fortunes on it were spent.
’Twas a gift fit for an emperor,
the sweet aromatic stick,
incense for some, for others a spice,
for many a cure for the sick.
Across Asia, Africa, and Europe,
traders carried the scented bark,
on horses, camels, barges, and ships,
for nobles, kings, and monarchs.
Where did the bark originate?
No one knew for sure.
Some said it was fished out of rivers,
but the bark remained a lure…