A Small Book With A Big Purpose

When I was in my third year at primary school our teacher asked us to bring an album with blank pages for poetry and images. We all swapped albums and wrote poems for each other. Our teachers, friends outside of school and family members also filled the pages with their wishes for us, drawings, pictures and glitter.


Look around and see

we are not alone in this world.

That is why we play together,

sing together, share together.

Even though we are still small,

God wants to be a Father to us all.

(Translation from Dutch by Xenia Tran)



When all the children in the world

walk together hand in hand

all our lives will be enriched

and peace can reign at last.

(Translation from Dutch by Xenia Tran)



I hope that all the poems

already in this album

and all those that are still to come

will come true one day for you.

(Translation from Dutch by Xenia Tran)


This little album has moved with me from home to home and from country to country. The poems, drawings and pictures continue to make me smile.

I believe this has always been their intended purpose.

Sending love to you all,

Daily Prompt: Purpose


Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

24 thoughts on “A Small Book With A Big Purpose”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was such a nice thing to do as a child and still feels like such a treasure on my journey through life. Thank you for visiting and we wish you a wonderful day ☺

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    1. Thank you Samantha. I remember how special it was to write and draw in the albums of my classmates and friends and the joy of receiving each individual poem and image in return. Thank you for visiting and we wish you all a wonderful day ☺

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