inner voice


Some of what we do, we do
to make things happen,
the alarm to wake us up,
the coffee to perc,
the car to start.
The rest of what we do, we do
trying to keep something from
doing something,
the skin from aging, the hoe from rusting,
the truth from getting out.
With yes and no like the poles of a battery
powering our passage through the days,
we move, as we call it, forward,
want to be wanted,
want not to lose the rain forest,
want the water to boil,
want not to have cancer,
want to be home by dark,
want not to run out of gas,
as each of us wants the other
watching at the end,
as both want not to
leave the other alone,
as wanting to love beyond
this meat and bone,
we gaze across breakfast
and pretend.
Vishu and Naina


Respect is the desire of everybody’s mind,
But is only given to people who are kind.
Respect is given to those who deserve it,
And is not given to those
who are unfit for it.
Respect is like a fuel of life,
Without which a man
cannot work rife.
Respect to our elders
plays an important role,
As its the blessing to achieve our goal.
Respect is like a bullet of a gun,
Which Travels with us in long run.
Respect when given to all,
His reputation will never fall.
Sahaj Sabharwal
Chowk Chabutra, Jammu
11th Class

Stay Away From It Though

I remember exactly growing
up and tall,
Like any sapling that
was sown being small..
Days, months and  long years
Shaped me and my soul..
Living happily then probably was my only goal…
Pondering over, sensitive and dreamy I was for sure,
But was that really enough for
life to make me lure ??
I thrived leaving behind ,
A bunch of ecstasies and delights,
For a new era, awaited
my magnificient prime..
Well, that is when you
are likely to stumble
Or apparently you are the
one going to bubble..
I would say you are
there undoubtedly to be tested..
Your parent’s trust , care
and all the love in you being vested.
My dear, do not step in or out callously
It may sing along
and call your name aloud..
All I will hint you to —-
“Stay Away From It Though !! ”
Sheena Bhat
Bantalab, Jammu