Let me not feel the gelid breeze
of the mountain,
But still I’ll feel the breeze through
my window,
Let me not touch the sky and see the stars,
But still I’ll draw them and feel their essence,
Let me not have the scent of roses
and hurt me with its thorn
But still I’ll plant a rose in my backyard.
Let me not cross the creepy
country roads and streets,
But still I’ll walk in the woods.
Let me not see the light of daytime
But still I’ll be like a full moon
during the dark nights.
Let me not allow to be outside the bars,
But still I’ll try and break the bars.
Let me not have the sense of
spiritual wisdom,
But still I’ll strive for my truth.

Anshika Mahajan
University of Jammu


What’s time? A question or a mystery?
The answer is in future or in history.
Something or nothing, space or light,
All we see the magic of sight.
It never waits,
We have to move along with dates.
It is God or our fate,
Joy and pain are the feelings it create.
We can see its signs, and can feel it too….
It’s around us in snow, in rain and even in breezing loo…
I don’t know what is it, but it always flow,
And because of it man gets its glory and glow.
But glory and beauty has a fall,
History repeats and man again
gets on stage to crawl…

Akshit Singh

She is Alive

Time changes again and again
The sad sky was about to rain
In an irony what we call Life
In search of happiness and joy
We keep on moving again and again
Leaving all the loved ones behind
But in the end all we are left with
Is the endless sorrow and pain…
We die every moment
To be reborn in the next one
What you see today in hope
To meet the person you knew yesterday
Is long gone in the ashes of time
Now wandering like a ghost
In the reflection of those memories
Is just a shadow fading with time…
I just want to ask you this
Knowing that whatever is born
Is going to die is the truth behind that lie
Then is it still wise to fell in Love?
Knowing one day it is going to make you cry
This is the might of True Love
In whose feet kneels all wisdom
Though hard to find when you are blind
It resides deep in your heart
Where that bright pearl,
Caged in that oyster shell shines…
In this mortal ever ending world
It is this eternal never ending love
That binds the two hearts together
For eternity and beyond
It keeps the every memory
That turns into ghost alive…
That day, her physical form vanished
And I know, one day mine will too
Before that I want you all to know
Her soul is still alive and lies
In that pearl that lights my heart
Until I close my eyes.

Shivalik Kalsotra
Distt. Udhampur