We are encouraging children to write diaries and share with us. We are presenting Prisha Shrestha, a 12-year old girl, who lives in Kathmandu, Nepal. Here are her thoughts (no edits, no filters).
Devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country
This is an attachment felt to one’s country
Which covers, culture, ethnicity, cast, history, etc
Every single person living in a country
Should have a place
In their heart for their own homeland
No matter the situation.
Patriotism plays a vital role
In the development of a country
It also refers to being selfless
And prepared to give in anything
For the country despite the situation.
A well developed and advanced country
In each aspect indicates the presence
Of truly patriotic citizens
One can easily call themselves patriotic
But actions speak louder than words.
It takes will power, dedication, hard work, and selflessness
To become patriotic to the fullest degree
Very often people refer to their country
As their motherland and it’s true.
We are born in our country
Ever since the beginning
We are nurtured and brought up from there
So it is undoubtedly our responsibility to look after it.
In fact, every citizen should make that commitment
When the majority of the people are patriotic
For the bottom of their hearts
It is definitely possible to eliminate
Any unpatriotic feeling from the others.
It only takes one to have a good start
Peace and harmony in the whole country
Can be obtained through patriotism
It can be used to increase the standard of living
And also to unite everyone.
It won’t take a long time to get rid of
Evil and selfishness throughout the country
Therefore, patriotism is needed
To reside in a tranquil way.
It’s All About Perception
"Every time I pass by, I wonder what they see" I ask myself
My abnormal body or the ugly stretch marks
The non - existent thigh gap or the damaged hair
The clear unevenness in my teeth
when I smile or the acne all over my face.
All of these flaws that I can't get rid of
And my insecurity gets the best of me
"When they lay their eyes on you," she says.
The see a heart of gold
The beautiful aura glowing from your very own soul
The angelic eyes easy to get lost in
And every movement filled with gracefulness
Each of your flaw is admirable
You are perfectly imperfect
You are beautiful.
Karma Strikes Back
Oh dear lord!
How I wish for everything to be normal
The meaningless days
Needed to be spent with loneliness.
The Innocents affected are still unknown about it
Having families to take care of
The cries of help of the substandard
Always going unheard.
The quick but sorrowful deaths
The problem is yet to be solved
But should this only be taken negatively?
The wonderful Earth created years ago
The beauty and peace has all vanished
And yet the human race
Is still not showing humanity.
Now the nature itself decides to change
With the global pandemic as it's only way
The world is upside down
As karma is taking the lead.
With the Earth blooming again
There's so much more to it
Let's take the opportunity and reflect back
Working together for a fresh new start!!
To be cont'd - we will update this page as Prisha shares her poems. Stay tuned!