Him and Her – Arooshi Sambyal

Love games, Aren’t played with rules

Poetry allows us to explore our innermost thoughts and feelings, and Arooshi Sambyal does just this in ‘Him and Her’. For Arooshi, poems are the ‘best way to provide rhythm to your thoughts in a positive way’. One of Arooshi’s main influences is the great poet Rumi from whom she finds much inspiration. We thank you Arooshi for your kind submission to Voices.

Him and Her

Arooshi Sambyal, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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The Raptor – David Paynter

be thankful you live in modern times


A deadly prehistoric raptor comes to life in David Paynter’s vivid and haunting poem. David enjoys creating poetry about animals and feels he can envisage the natural world clearly before putting pen to paper. He certainly does a magnificent job in creating a terrifying prehistoric scene and we are sure you will enjoy his excellent work. Thank you David for your kind submission.

The Raptor


high-speed horror:
the quickest carnivore
of the cretaceous
strikes by surprise
before the brontosaurus
can apply its tiny brain
too late. Those terrible teeth
enclose the throat
and the lizard-blood flows, a river
under prehistoric sun!
be thankful you live
in modern times
when such an enemy
is extinct!

David Paynter, aged 35, Whiteley, Hants

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My Magnificent Mum – Aaliyah-Louise Montgommery

My mum is so fun she shines like the sun

Mums are very special and we are sure you will enjoy Aaliyah-Louise’s fantastic poem about her magnificent mum! Aaliyah is very passionate about poetry and loves to read and write. Thank you for your excellent submission.

My Magnificent Mum


My mum is so fun
She shines like the sun
Cleaning here, cleaning there,
She cleans everywhere
I love her, she loves me, 
All she ever does is clean
She is wonderful as can be, 
Cleaning here, cleaning there
She just cleans everywhere
She is strong
She is brave
She is my Magnificent mum. 

Aaliyah-Louise Montgommery, aged 10, Essex

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