Parkland M.S. Students Remember Their Countries

El Salvador

by Helin Alberto
 
EL Salvador the smell of Pupusas and Tortilla
El Salvador the sight of trees and rivers around us
El Salvador the sound of bees and fireworks
El Salvador the touch of water when I'm swimming and cows, birds, dogs, cats and many animals around us
 

 

Pakistan

by Bushra Hamid

 

Pakistan the smell of chickens and bread
Pakistan the sight of street made of mud and pieces of rock.
Pakistan the sound of cars and bicycle wheels and airplanes
Pakistan the touch of roses flower and colorful butterflies.
Pakistan the taste of sweat and plain bread

 

 

Ethiopia

by Elnatan Worku

 

Ethiopia, the touch of wild beasts, the touch of all creatures and the king of all animals, the lion
Ethiopia, the sight of the Red Robin, the sight of the beautiful giraffe
Ethiopia, the smell of chicken BBQ, the smell of cheese cake
Ethiopia, the sound of the birds singing on my porch
Ethiopia, the taste of cooked goats

 

 

Sierra Leone

by Melvina Johnson

 

Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone the taste of soups, fo-fo,rice, chicken, coconut, meat, and fish.
Sierra Leone the taste of beautiful water that tastes like sugar.
Sierra Leone the touch of houses, the roads that are made out of cement.
Sierra Leone the sound of cars, buses, and people at the beaches.
Sierra Leone the sound of the ocean, music of my country on the radio
Sierra Leone the smell of ice cream, rice, chicken, and beautiful roses

 

 

Philippines

by Janessa Martinez
Philippines, the taste of chickens, pigs and cows
Philippines, the touch of fresh fruit like pears and bananas
Philippines, the sight of houses that are made out of wood and beautiful roses
Philippines, the sound of pianos and loud ducks
Philippines, the smell of dusty streets and fried rice

 

 

Thailand

by Imron Srigatesook

 

Thailand, the country that I was from
Thailand, the big and beautiful temples
Thailand, the land of rain heats and floods
Thailand, the taste of rice, noodles, and seafood
Thailand, the touch of cars, motorcycles, and buses
Thailand, the smell of people, dogs, elephants
Thailand, the sight of friends, family, and fun
Thailand, the dresses of silk
Thailand, the country of love and kindness

 

 

Ghana

by Annabel Topor

 

Ghana, the land of gold and bouxize
Ghana, the taste of fufu, banku, and yourkogari
Ghana, the touch of huts and lorries caskets made up like cars and boats
Ghana, the sight of gardens and forest and fresh meat in the market
Ghana, the sound of old men singing and young boys playing drums
Ghana, the smell of chewing sticks and farming

 

 

The Dominican Republic

by Judith Collado

 

Dominican Republic, the taste of rice with milk and meat and the taste of different kind of juice
Dominican Republic, the touch of the ocean in the afternoon
Dominican Republic, the sight of my friends at 7:30am at my door so we can start playing
Dominican Republic, the sound of the birds singing

 

 

Bolivia

by Veronica Rivera

 

Bolivia the land without an ocean
Bolivia the taste of saltena, a bread with meat or chicken and small pieces of carrot. You could eat it any time as a snack
Bolivia, the sight of high mountains, a volcano named Illimani, and people with sombreros and polleras
Bolivia, the sound of the wind, people talking, and laughing
Bolivia, the smell of noodle soup, chicken with rice
Bolivia, the touch of the desk in my school, the touch of balloons full of water

 

 

Jamaica

by Trudiann Prince

 

Jamaica, the land of water and rain
Jamaica, the taste of sugar cane and ackee
Jamaica, the touch of my grandmother, friends, and chicken
Jamaica, the sight of my school and my mom
Jamaica, the sound of reggae music, soca music, and calypso music
Jamaica, the smell of the fish, cows, star apples, and fruits

 

 

Peru

by Sandra Zevallos

 

Peru, the taste of ceviche and rice
Peru, the touch of the salt water from the ocean
Peru, the sight of the tall buildings and the beautiful parks
Peru, the smell of the restaurant's delicious food
Peru, the sound of the birds singing in the morning

 

 

Kenya

by Ali Mbuthia

 

Kenya the taste of banana, coconut, chapate, and apples
Kenya, the touch of monkeys, cats, elephants, and families
Kenya, the sight of green trees and clean roads
Kenya the sound of birds in trees, cars on roads, and people everywhere
Kenya, the smell of red and violet flowers
Kenya, the sight of families and friends

 

 

Nigeria

by Rachel Deke

 

Nigeria, the land of dirt and sunshine
Nigeria, the taste of Eba, fufu, ewedu and amala
Nigeria, the sight of people playing and dancing
Nigeria, the smell of lily flowers and the smell of mom's cooking
Nigeria, the touch of animals like dogs and pigeons
Nigeria, a wonderful country
 

 

 

Ecuador

by Leonardo Nicolalde

 

Ecuador, the taste of mangos
Ecuador, the touch of the fresh soil
Ecuador, the sight of the frosty mountains in the east
Ecuador, the sound of the river flowing
Ecuador, the smell of the fish

 

 

Brazil

by Kate Borges

 

Brazil, the land of clean beaches and high mountains
Brazil, the taste of pizza, hot dogs and the Brazilian lasagna made with chicken, cheese and vegetables
Brazil, the smell of the salty beaches and people eating chocolate ice cream
Brazil, the touch of a wonderful family praying at the table before eating
Brazil, a place were you see people caring for each other

 

 

England

by Ewanga Daniel

 

The land of kings and queens
The land of soccer and peace
The beautiful rose flowers around the buildings
The London Bridge and Spice Girls
The palm nuts, guava, and rice
 

 

Kenya

by Ali Mbuthia

 

Kenya the taste of banana, coconut, chapate, and apples
Kenya, the touch of monkeys, cats, elephants, and families
Kenya, the sight of green trees and clean roads
Kenya the sound of birds in trees, cars on roads, and people everywhere
Kenya, the smell of red and violet flowers
Kenya, the sight of families and friends

 

 

Bolivia

Marcelo Vasquez

 

Bolivia, the sound of the people talking about every thing in the parks.
Bolivia, the smell of the ladies cooking chicharron outside of the street.
Bolivia, the barks of the dogs outside the houses.
Bolivia, the smell of the red and blue flowers from the outside the city.
 

 

 

 

El Salvador

by Melvin Flores

 

El Salvador, the taste of the fruits and coconut juice.
El Salvador, the touch of the sand on the beach and the cold water.
El Salvador, the sight of the green forest, the sight of the black and white horses running on the beach.
El Salvador, the sound of the wind from the beach and the sound of the people selling tortillas in the market.

 

 

 

The Dominican Republic

by Judith Collado

 

Dominican Republic, the taste of rice with milk and meat and the taste of different kind of juice
Dominican Republic, the touch of the ocean in the afternoon
Dominican Republic, the sight of my friends at 7:30am at my door so we can start playing
Dominican Republic, the sound of the birds singing
 

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