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A Sister Of My Own by Talia Akhtar;TES Young Poet of the Week;Poem

A Sister Of My Own

My sister has soft brown hair And pretty hazel eyes.

I'm happy when she's there Sad when she cries.

She loves me a lot.

And I love her too.

If I'm away or not She is really true.

When Mummy tells her off I really always worry, But I'm not cross To cuddle her I hurry.

I'll always be her friend When we're full grown.

Friends 'til the end A sister of my own.

TALIA AKHTAR

Talia Akhtar, the youngest Young Poet so far this term, has written sensitively, emphasising her protectiveness towards her little sister.

Talia is able to express her personal thoughts and feelings with delicacy. She creates a strong picture of a loving relationship. "A Sister Of My Own" also shows how well she manages rhyme, rhythm and verses. I like the naturalness and gentle music of this poem.

Moniza Alvi, this term's guest poet, was born in Pakistan and brought up in Hertfordshire. She has published two collections, "The Country at My Shoulder" and "A Bowl of Warm Air".

Talia Akhtar, aged 7, receives "Why is the Sky?" edited by John Agard (Faber). Submitted by M AFarrell, headteacher of Davyhulme Infant School, Davyhulme, Manchester, who receives a set of Poetry Society posters with teacher's notes. Please send students' poems to The TES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1 9XY

Moniza Alvi, this term's guest poet, was born in Pakistan and brought up in Hertfordshire. She has published two collections, "The Country at My Shoulder" and "A Bowl of Warm Air".

Talia Akhtar, aged 7, receives "Why is the Sky?" edited by John Agard (Faber). Submitted by M AFarrell, headteacher of Davyhulme Infant School, Davyhulme, Manchester, who receives a set of Poetry Society posters with teacher's notes. Please send students' poems to The TES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1 9XY

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