CBSE Affiliation No. 1030239 Jhalaria Campus North Campus
CBSE Affiliation No. 1030239


Author: Shreyasi Chelawat, Class VIII G

“Surrender,” they said; I ran away.
Ran until I couldn’t breathe, my mind led astray.
I ran until I couldn’t, the inevitable unawaited;
Looked back to find a mind in pain and a heart sated.

“Power through!” She yelled, “stay with me,
You must, for me,” and she set me free.
Braiding my emotions, she looked down with glee,
Painted the crater in my chest and handed a heart to me.

She took it back and filled it with light,
“Don’t worry, love,” she said, “Ignite.”
She gave it back, with joy for me to see,
But it belonged to her, I knew with all in me.

Her eyes were the ocean, sultry and deep,
My own welled with tears, and emotion I let seep.
She picked off the crown, the crown she wore,
Her heart the sky; with stars galore.

“Take it, and find your way,
Leave all those who hurt you at bay,
For your worth shines brighter than the moon,
Remember why you started, and don’t change your tune.”

“Who are you?” I asked, a storm awake in my soul;
“Mother.” She said, her voice keeping me whole,
“I am who brought you forth, and so I did for you,
To not doubt yourself and bring glory anew.”

“I create, I destroy, I strengthen and allay,
I am nature,” she said, and walked away.

I clutched what I held and pressed it to my chest,
Wondering who she was, who left me at my best;
Opened my palm, and gazed far like a dove,
Into the heart she left, the heart filled with love.