Thank you air for blowing my kite
For helping me breathe all day and all night
Thank you water for healing my thirst
And cleaning my body when I’m smelling worst
Thank you food for keeping me strong
Now I can run, jump, and play all day long
Thank you shelter for keeping me dry
When it’s raining outside, without you I’ll cry

My 8-year old niece asked me to make a poem for her assignment about human needs. I asked her to give me a list of human needs that she can think of. She gave me air, water, shelter, and food. When I sent her the poem she said she’s already done. Her dad found a sample poem from Google. I said, she told me to make a poem not search for a sample. She said sorry. 😦


The Envelope

I was on my way to work the morning after new year when an old lady handed me an envelope for donations. For those taking a bus, this has become common. There are different approaches: some youth are selling local delicacies to support their studies; some are asking for donation for a sick relative; and some are asking for donation for charity.

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