Play Safe

Play Safe :

What do you think this picture is saying?

Discuss it with your friends.

Make a list of things you should do to avoid meeting with an accident on the road.

Now read the poem below and remember to practise all it says.

All of us get playtime
At home or in school,
Early in the morning
Or late at noon.

But remember these rules
To be safe while you play,
Repeat them to yourself
Every single day.

Don't play football
In the traffic.

Don't fly kites
In parking sites.

Don't play cricket
Among the cars.

Don't chase balls
Through crowded malls.

Remember these rules
And be safe while you play,
Say them to yourself
Day after day.

To stay safe, there's just one way -
Find a park in which to play!


The word POETRY originates from a Greek word meaning TO MAKE. A poet is thus a maker and the poem something that is made or created. No single definition of poetry is possible but some characteristic features of poetry may be mentioned. Poetry has a musical quality with rhythm, pitch, metre and it may use figures of speech such as simile and metaphor. While quite a few poems in this selection are in traditional forms, the unit also includes modern poems that are free from formal restrictions.

Here is a list of English Poems written by various authors. Whatever the question is, poetry may be the answer. Writers say poetry provides them with comfort, a way to express themselves and the discipline of finding the essence with few words. Writing the poem (and finding just the right word) is the measure of success that the authors use. Really good poetry is instinctive. It’s who you are. It’s from the heart. You need to expose yourself to all kinds of poets and you may find your motivation and muse that way. Poetry gets to the core meaning. Poetry expands ideas.

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