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March 27, 2017

Our young writers at our Wonder of Words summer workshop were tasked to write a song. It was such a joy to read their works! They are not only fiction and non fiction writers but lyricists too!




For this week, I’m featuring four young writers who could be our future songwriters.   Their creativity and imagination is just fascinating, from a song about their favorite toy to being a better person.


Monster Trucks
by Wesley, 7 years old


 I have monster trucks 2x
It’s so cool 2x
Red, yellow, black 2x
It’s so nice 3x
Every morning 2x
Every night play it 2x
I really love it 2x
Every time 3x


It is like a heart
by Colette, 7 years old

I look up listening to the stars
but then I realized
a star could be a heart
I never know it is so hard to feel
I wish I could see if it is really a heart

Ohhhh I think my family and the stars is my heart
because I love them so much
It is like a heart (3x)
yeh yeh I look up
and say my feelings like the star above the sky
pum pum pum pum pum pum yeh yeh

I wake up in the middle of the night
looking at the moon
and then I remember the nights
I have fun so much fun
I always been so happy (3x)


by Luca, 8 years old


Who is there when I need help?
Who is there to help me?
I look to someone special
Who could it be?

You, You help me when I need help
You help me when I am sad
It’s such an honor to have you
But I have you everywhere

You are my teacher helping me out
Mom, who takes care of me
Dad who does that too
You are a big helper


Take a Stand
by Andie, 12 years old

People crossing down the street
wondering how life’s going to be
without peace on earth
Everybody’s gonna get hurt

So stand up. Stand up
fight for what is right
and be the people’s guide
and open up, open up, open up

Always try to change for the better
so the world may live forever
Let’s do this all together
and everyone would live happily ever after


This article was first published in Manilaspeak.com on May 28, 2016.




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  • Young Writers’ Hangout – April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 13, 20, 27 and June 3 (1:30pm-3pm)

  • Wonder of Words Workshop – May 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 and 19 (1:30pm-3:30pm for 8-12 years old; 4pm-6pm for 13-17 years old) with guest authors Pam Pastor, journalist and editor of Super section of Philippine Daily Inquirer; and Sarge Lacuesta, award winning fictionist and editor-at-large of Esquire Philippines Magazine

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