Winters Day – by Athule Rasi


Every morning when I wake up I hear chickens screaming. That is the signal that I must get up and prepare myself for school. Birds are singing and the wind is blowing very cold, fresh air.

When I wake up, I smell coffee from next door and the smell of Pap (mealie porridge) cooking in the other yard. I smell the steam from the fire and the breath of the sea.

When I first wake up, I touch someone next to me, still sleeping. I put my hand outside the bed to see if it is warm or cold.

When I wake up, the first thing I see is the roof. Then I look around at my family. Then I have to get up and get washed and dressed and take my school things to walk to the bus
that will take me to school.

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