Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Right by your side…

Written By Sumati Varma (Grade 11)

There are secrets that you hold,
Some new while some so very old,
All which you have buried deep within you, all which remain untold.

Even with these secrets, even with this sorrow, you stand strong,
You stand tall, smiling for us, like no one ever did you any wrong.
A smile that makes everything around me fine,
A smile that makes the world around us shine.

But this same face that smiles, once cried,
The same person who stuck with me through day and night,
Once never had anyone by his side,
The person in whom I confide,
The person who is my life’s guide,
The person who does his best to only provide,
Once never had anyone by his side.

He who fought for himself, who fought against everyone with no one by his side,
Now fights for us, so that we always have some right beside.
He has become someone that he never had,
My dad,
My dad is that someone that everyone wishes that they would have had,

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Sumati Varma
Sumati Varma
Hi, I’m Sumati Varma and I’m a 14 year old ambivert. I have a soft spot when it comes to art, especially poetry and highly respect authors. My poetry usually comes from the darker, deeper aspect of life. My thought process and writings come from people who are suffering or are in pain but can’t find the words to express themselves. So I thought maybe I can do it for them.


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