All acquired one moment

Slipping out the next

Promises once made so strong

Not meant to thrive for long


Mind traipsing in chaos

Never braced for a face-off

With the unknown that lies ahead

With the rectos and versos that are yet to be read


No matter how profoundly the heart wants

It’s the destiny that taunts

For you will seize only what it holds for you

The rest is just to bid adieu


Yesterday stabs from the back

Tomorrow chuckles with an ambiguous attack

All one has is today

For the rest is nothing but stray


Although rings of unacceptance make noise

Clutching onto the truth is the only choice

Carrying oneself with belief

Accepting all that was, is and will be


– Ishani Singh, Amity International School, Noida


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