Winters Day- by Xatshi Nosiphiwo


When I wake up in the morning, I hear the birds singing different verses. When I open the window, I see the clouds running from side to side and I know that rain is coming.

I quickly wash my face and brush my teeth, then eat my porridge so I can have energy to collect firewood so that I already have something to make me warm when the rain comes.

I walk between the big rocks and footpaths. The trees stand between the houses. I smell a fresh breeze that comes from the ocean and that makes me feel better.

After that I grab my school bag and say goodbye to my family. The rain has started when I open the door again. That’s not good. I have a long way to walk before I catch my transport to school.

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