The River – by Nikhil Idiculla

This is a poem written by Nikhil, my nephew who is about 8 years old. Besides being an intelligent kid who loves to read and play, he’s an awesome big brother to the impish 2 1/2 year old Sanjana.

The River

It squiggles and wriggles
And houses many fish

And at dawn and dusk
It reflects the sun

It makes the land around it fertile
That so many plants can grow

But if you throw any old toy or shoe
You can cause a lot of woe

Be careful and take care of rivers
It is a very precious thing

If we let anyone spoil the river
It can affect the whole world!!!

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6 responses

  1. churningthewordmill

    verrrry cute!:D

    September 12, 2007 at 7:31 am

  2. At the age of 8 he is so thoughtful in writing this poem. Viji

    September 12, 2007 at 11:20 am

  3. Walden

    This is awesome from an 8 year old. Especially the last two lines, how he understands the connection of the river to the rest of the world. You’re nephew may well be a developing poet, make sure he gets a real job too. Tell him to keep writing!

    September 12, 2007 at 12:43 pm

  4. Dear nikhil,
    I enjoyed reading your first poem. You are a budding poet!

    Lovely poem Nikhil! Please keep writing! latha aunty.

    September 12, 2007 at 1:21 pm

  5. Satish

    Way to go.. buddy.. Keep it up..

    September 13, 2007 at 5:35 am

  6. Partho P. Chakrabartty

    That is quite outstanding. I turn my nose up at the “make sure he gets a real job as well” quip. That he’ll manage, I’m sure. It’s really special for an eight year old. I’d like to meet him if it can be arranged!

    September 21, 2007 at 4:06 pm

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