‘If You Say There Is No Love’ by Harpreet Thind

The following is a beautiful piece that came to us from one of our youngest First Story students, ten-year old Harpreet from Berkeley Primary School. Taught by novelist Ross Raisin, Harpreet created this piece during a workshop in which Ross asked students to explore the idea of flow in their writing. Using a simple refrain for construction, students wrote poems in which their thoughts spidered together as they developed their ideas from different angles.

If You Say There Is No Love

If you say there is no love,
why can I feel love in your heart?
If you say there is no love in the world,
what will you love in the future?
If there is no love in the sky,
why is there a rainbow above your heart
that gives you the time to think?
If there is no love,
why do you have a golden pouch that holds your emotion?
If there is no love,
why are you hiding
with your heart beating?

 

To download a PDF version of this poem, click here.

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