Ashvamegh: Issue XVI: May 2016: ISSN: 2454-4574 ~~ From the Editor-in-Chief: Alok Mishra~~
From the pen of Alok Mishra:
Someone said it right that creativity does not depend on age; it can spring up as early as Alexander Pope or take a long span of time as in the case of Dryden. Moreover, creativity can also bring certain other gifts with it – realism, prudence, vision and many others. I have received a poem by a rather young poet – Paridhi, who is a student of class XI at present. When she wrote this poem (that I shall attach), she was a student of class nine only. When I read the poem at first hand, I was taken by an awe! What a way to think the things! Let us have a look at the poem:
Lost Half of Life
I STAND IN THE FEARSOME NIGHT
ALONE TO FIGHT
QUITE HARD IS LIFE WITH NO DREAMS LIGHT
LATELY I REALISED
NOTHING I FIND FOR ME
SUCCESS WAS STILL FAR
WHEN PONDER UPON MY PAST
SOMETIMES I FEEL I HAVE IT HALF
BUT WILL WORK ON BEHALF?
IT’S A SUDDEN SHAKE
SWEAT HAS GONE ALL FAKE
ENTANGLED I HAD MY START AND MIDDLE
WHO SURES FOR THE STRAIGHT END?
BUT NOW WANT A BETTER BEND
THINK OF THE EXTRA REGARD
WITHOUT WORKING HARD
BUT IF I DESERVED, I WOULD TAKE THAT
BUT HAVE I PERFORMED WELL?
Paridhi Mundra is a student of class XI at Summer Fields School, Kailash Colony, New Delhi. She has one published Hindi poem to her creative credit (which cannot evaluate your creativity, for sure!).
This poem made me think, think twice and think again & again. I hope you will also find this piece intriguing. I did not make any changes in the poem to present it as the original work of the young poetess. Enjoy the other works published in the issue. Happy reading!
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