My name is Jaiveer and I come from the planet…………………CORBO, By Jaiveer Misra, Age 10

My name is Jaiveer and I come from the planet…………………CORBO

Far, far away, in the 50th galaxy, there is a planet named Corbo. Corbo is the biggest planet in the 50th galaxy. Everything there is bright. The rivers glow and the snow sparkles. I lived here with the other aliens peacefully. We ate choclate from the trees and drank from the clear streams. Our planet had no night so we played Hi – tech games all day long.

Pillars of creation

 One day a very strange thing happened…we started receiving signals from a faraway planet. Our Hi – Tech gadgets could not read these but were able to tell us the name of the planet they were coming from…. Earth. On our Sci –Fi computer screens earth looked like a small blue and green ball. There seemed to be other aliens on this planet, but the pictures were too fuzzy. I used my powers deep in my mind to learn as much as I could about Earth. I was fascinated and decided to go and explore this new world.

 I built a large UFO and mapped the course to earth through the millions of stars and forty nine other galaxies. My UFO also had a planet signal receiver that would show me the way back home if I was in danger. I used the pure gold from Corbo’s core to build my UFO’s armour. I knew I would be thirsty and hungry on my journey, so I filled a bag with chocolates from the trees and packed in bottles of sparkling water from my favorite stream. I took special sleeping rocks, found only on Corbo, with me that would help me sleep. I was now ready for my space flight from Corbo to Earth.

Holiday wishes - galaxy M74

 I launched into orbit after saying goodbye to everyone on Corbo. I saw many galaxies on the way. I saw fiery comets and shimmering planets. In the distance I saw the Milky Way and that is when I knew I was close to Earth. I had just entered some funny gas clouds surrounding the planet, when aaaaaaahhhhh! I heard loud crackling sounds….and then silence! My space ship had broken down! My computer screens were fuzzy…my space ship was slipping out of control and I did not know where I was going! So I closed my eyes and prepared for the worst. I must have been asleep a long time, something we never do on Corbo, and when I awoke it was dark, which it never is in Corbo! Soon however, I saw a fiery yellow ball rising up in the sky. Once it was light I made my way out of my damaged craft. The air was cool and I saw tall stones with names on them all around me. “This must be a graveyard” I thought. I had read about these while doing my research on Earth. I took my chocolates and water and started to walk. I also had my planet signal receiver with me that would guide me home once my damaged craft was fixed. As I walked I saw a lake and decided to sit by it for a while. I stared down into the water and realized….”ooops I had not changed into human form”! I used my powers to turn into a little boy. This done, I started walking and soon reached a road with many cars whizzing by.

My Planet signal receiver was beeping and as I crossed the road the signal grew stronger and stronger. Was this showing me another way home I wondered? “I have reached my destination” I thought once the receiver started beeping at its loudest. I looked up and saw a beautiful shelter which I knew the earthlings called a “home”. There was a strange, funny black creature running around the garden. I did a “memory check”. This was a “dog” I realized! Then I spotted a sign which upon decoding read, “Mr. and Mrs. Handa”! The dog sensed me and started barking. Two earthlings appeared at the doorway and looked at me in surprise. “Who are you”? They asked. Changing to human dialect, I replied ‘My name is Jazz and I come from the planet Corbo”. “Oh you poor child” said the lady. “You are just hungry, lost and confused, come in where it is warm”. Saying so, she wrapped me in a big hug and took me “home”. Delicious smells wafted towards me and my mouth started to water. I ate and ate and ate till I was about to explode. This was so much better that the chocolates we ate on Corbo. Everything tasted so good!

My tummy was full and the beautiful lady tucked me into a cozy, warm bed while the man hummed to me and sang me a soothing song. It felt wonderful to close my eyes and dream sweet dreams – something we never did in Corbo as there was no night there. I woke up to the sun shining and realised that this really felt like home! Perhaps I could live on earth in my human form from now on? The food was delicious and I felt safe with my new friends. Even the dog was friendly and licked my face whenever he got a chance! It was like the owners of the home read my mind. “You must live with us forever” they said. “You are now our son and we are your parents – mother and father”. Hearing these words, my heart filled up with a new feeling – love. I felt happy and complete. I now had a “family”. To celebrate my father took me for a ride in his car and it was called a “Honda Jazz”. “Jazz?!” I thought – surely this was a signal from my planet to say that this is where I should stay! It was better than any space ship ever built on Corbo!

Today, I live on Earth in my home with my mother and father and my sweet black dog. My name is Jaiveer – Jazz was too fancy you see! I have many friends and I go to a wonderful school where my alien abilities to “memory check” and change forms and dialects help me greatly with my school work! I also help my wonderful friends with these abilities.

 Earth to me is home and I realise that no one is ever really an ‘alien’ – we all belong – no matter who and what we are.

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Put Your Gun Down by Saranya Bhattacharjya, Age 10

Put your gun down

Did you see them begging you that  they want to live

All  they wanted was to go school learn to  how to read, write,share and give.

Don’t you know we all come from the same divine

All the Gods are the same

They just have a different name

If religion teaches  you to kill

Then we don’t want to be a part of that  ugly thrill

We will fight for a world thats free of hatred

Where people don’t kill

And call it God’s will.

Let us live, breathe and run free

Stop now and put your gun down

Because people who are brave

Would never put a child in a grave