Shahzeb Khan

Shahzeb Khan

An environment activist and a member of the WWF Young Leaders’ Club who is also the author and illustrator of the book “The Tiny King and the Evil Sorcerer.

Children who make plans

There are always children who make plans, For what they’ll become when they grow up, What profession to get into, what home, and what family they’ll have, What they will do in the world, when as adults they show up.   There was this child, 12-years-old Who was named Vladimir Kovaskin, He was the son of a rising merchant, Whose progress to higher ranks was being seen,   He wanted to be higher than his dad, And become a business owner, He wanted to move to Ukraine, And there become a father,   But first, he hoped to go to a big college, For which he was saving money, To take up studies in economics, To manage ...

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A nonsense dream about a nonsense war

A long time ago, In a forest full of glum glee, The morning sun rose overnight, As a child and a monster prepared to fight.   The monster was little, his image large, Upon himself, he loved to barge, The child was young yet elderly, Having slaved his years masterly.   The starry night was overcast, The moon was bright, the forest dark, And it was very quietly sung, The bitterly sweet song of the lark.   The monster brushed his bloody jaw, And unevenly trimmed his claw, Scrubbing with a leafy, barren branch, He washed in a muddy avalanche.   The child, amidst his silent grunt, Milled his sword sharply blunt, He ate what you call a king’s snack, Disgustingly delicious ...

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