Written By Yashvi Jalan (Grade 10)
Unlike a typical introvert,
A diary failed to be my soulmate.
I possibly couldn’t confide in it,
The quirky thoughts twirling within.
The clustered feelings sought liberty.
At this enervating point,
You became my ‘Red Bull’.
An avid listener and reliable friend,
Emanating patience like paper.
The lines beholding decoded emotions,
Visible to all,
Anticipated by none.
Keeping me engrossed 24/7,
Either a romantic or tragic one.
Years have passed,
Yet you continue to amuse me.
And as far as I’m considered,
I have never known myself,
In such a distinctive way.
This type of poem is called ‘Ars Poetica’. It is a poem examining the role of poets themselves as subjects, their relationship with poetry, and the act of writing.
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