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mdeAs a Reader my name and photo in this pamphlet on National Reading Day Pakistan 2018

My Poem on Love of Reading
Time for Our Bedtime Story

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
what are you doing up there so far
Come down it’s so dark in here
Light up my room,so we can play

All I see is my thin cloth doll
lazy and sleepy as the toy clock
donkey, going ‘tick tock’ tick tock’
as I count the roses on my frock

The Dwarfs are waiting and so
is Alice, Mr Rabbit hurried off
in a hurry, ‘Come Home Uncle
It’s time for our bedtime story-

Sister Sister wake up sit up
I hear the ringing of the cycle bell
Uncle is coming ‘Count Dracula’s
story he promised to tell–

and so it was before I could read
I heard about Adam and Noah’s Flood
Count Dracula ‘n The Killer Hound
on the Moors, Baskervilles, in cold blood.

Horror was exciting mystery surprising
spooky ghosts roaming in the cemetery
was good to hear,but then Uncle went away-
lonely- I picked a book of pictures and poetry

Travels began to Treasure Island with
Long John Silver,one legged,one eyed
One wheeled, nothing was as it seemed’
all upside down talking singing and tied

Gnomes Fairies and Gulliver I liked best
Giants and Jack and the Beanstalk green
then went to London to see the Queen
and asked Billy Boy’ where have you been?

Time passed as fancy fairies flew away
Princes and Princesses came to stay, with
witches in castles cackling’n casting a spell
locked were Rapunzel Gretel and Hansel.

I loved fairy tales poems and rhymes
and I could read but books were restricted
Ali Baba Tom Cinderella were the topics
along with classics I read Cartoon Comics

Soon I was out of the fairy tale realm
Jane Eyre I read a number of times
found myself crying on the pillow
No more rhymes no songs to follow

Yet with time and many pages read
wizards elves rabbits are not all dead
they live in my heart and sing and smile
help me write new stories in a new style.

All my reading has made up this poem
honor to Dr Susan and All Poets United
keep reading, you too, a writer poet will
be, and the world will surely be delighted.

And now I write for the love of reading
I hope they are good stories and leading.

-Anjum Wasim Dar

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