I will put in my box

A giant greenish-blackish tree
Sparks from a pistol
The cries of thousands of people

I will put in my box

The founder of Pakistan
The books of the year
The uniforms of people who died in wars

I will put in my box

A beautiful day of Independence
A taste of victory
Sounds of firecrackers

I will put in my box

Celebration of our heroes
Sights of our people happy
A view of my grandfather’s garden–he died studying those books

My box is made of brown, old papers, papers of Independence
I will celebrate my country in my box with my family.
I will play cricket in my box forever!

by Mahid, 5th grade

(Originally posted on July 24, 2007)

(photo by Lakerae via flickr)

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