Written By Nischal Srinivasan (Grade 12)
Each day unfolds, a new charade,
Emotions tangled, hopes betrayed.
But my lips are sealed, no words to tell,
The weight I bear, my soul’s deep well.
In search of solace, with yearning eyes,
Indifference lurks, a world in disguise.
In solitude, my refuge I trace,
Coping within, my heart’s strong embrace.
I long for someone to lend an ear,
To see my struggles, crystal clear.
But in the crowd, I’m just a face,
Lost in shadows, without a trace.
The pain I feel, I hide from view,
Unheard, unnoticed, as days renew,
Within me rages a battle untold,
Alone, behind closed doors, I unfold.
Amidst the turmoil, I find my grace,
A glimmer of hope, a smiling face.
Through tears that fall like summer rain,
I strive to keep my joy unfeigned.
For in this struggle, I’ll find my way,
Through the darkest nights and skies of grey.
The world may not see my heartache,
Yet my resilient smile won’t break.
So, if you see me, smile aglow,
Know that beneath, there’s more to know.
But until that day when words will flow,
I’ll brave the storm and continue to grow.
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