Dear Ilites, I am posting my daughter Akshatha's poems. Pls let me have your opinions and suggestions as to how she can improve. She is 10 years old. THE PENNY Once there was penny, Who was one year old. It rolled & rolled, Down the road. Henny saw the penny, And took it home. Henny bought an ice-cream, With the penny. The shopkeeper took the penny home, And kept it for a year, For it was shining, You know? The shopkeeper bought a cake, With the penny. The baker took the penny home, And kept it for two years, For it was shinning, You know? The baker bought two eggs, With the penny. But do you think the grocer took the penny home? No, not at all, For it was no more shinning! But what could the penny do? But sit & cry, Wee, wee, wee. MAN THE, DESTROYER Man is so bad, As his past dad. He is selfish, He kills animals for dishes. He is ungrateful, To plants that are wonderful. He pollutes the land, And then cries handicapped are his hand. Man is so bad, As his past dad. DON’T CUT DOWN TREES Don’t cut down trees, They give us fresh air to breathe. Don’t cut down trees, They give us food to eat. Don’t cut down trees, They are living beings. Just imagine, If we were cut down, By somebody, The way we suffer with pain. Oh! It’s so miserable. The trees too feel the same pain. So, don’t cut down trees. WATER IS VITAL Water is vital, Water is vital, We cannot live without it, So, don’t waste it. Water is vital. When there is a drought, The way the people suffer, Is so terrible. So, don’t waste water, Store while you have it. Water is vital. Why does man? Why does man? Why does man? Why does man kill another man? Does a deer kill another deer? Does a tiger kill another tiger? Or, does a bird kill another bird of its own breed? Then, why does man kill another man? Even the five-sensed animals know, The value of unity. Then, why does a six-sensed man not know? Why does man kill another man?