We hope you enjoy this poem by Kanchan Rai, one of our class 12 Humanities students.
You can read the poem below or you can watch a video Kanchan made to bring the poem to life - https://youtu.be/Y9vVxBJEbyo
Kanchan would love to hear your feedback and reactions to her poem so please feel free to share.
I stare at the wide blue sky
the cotton candy clouds slowly passing by
I can see images, the clouds’ disguise
without me knowing, my lips stretched to smile.
I wonder if the trees would ever hug me back
embrace me with love, that’s all I lack
my beloved old friend, covered in cracks
but they tell me you’re strong, that you’ll last.
“Beautiful flowers!” If only they could hear me
Should I pick them or let them live freely?
Grasses in the field, I step on with my feet
I wonder if it hurts . . .
My heart still skips a beat.
The starry night sky
I used to watch with my brother
has long ago disappeared
no one was ever bothered
now, the moon’s all I can see
still, “Beautiful!”, I whisper.
What a shame!
everything will wither away
will I too disappear one day?
My friends will take me with them
but I am glad
I won’t be the one to watch it end
so, “Beautiful!”, I would say
even with my last ever breath.