I Wish

Poems

By Arshia Vora, Class 8, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai

I wish I had the power with words 
That could twist through you like a fork 
Bring you great agony 
Cause you to stir a mutiny 
Against every wrong in the world 
About how people everyday suffer. 
Because they have no food 
No clothes no house no job
But that power isn’t mine 
I really wish it was... I wish
I wish I could make you understand 
That the joy you see 
Is a mirage, a fake mirror 
Built around to protect you 
But through those cracks you’ll see
How people truly suffer.
They plaster on that old fake smile 
But really they are breaking inside 
Cracking to pieces
Under the weight of the world 
Carrying all their burdens 
Upon their shoulders 
But that power isn’t mine I really wish it was... I wish
I wish I could open up your eyes 
To view Mother Nature as she dies 
Like the cancer that creeps up your veins
Eradicating, killing, everything in its way 
Humans accompanied by their lies 
Are doing nothing for their lives 
They fail to hear nature’s waning cries 
But that power isn’t mine I really wish it was...I wish
I wish I was able to guide you right 
Away from the world and its fake guise
Out of the veil in reality
Where people have no health and no money 
Where their wills are slowly cracking
Lives are slowly blacking 
To get you to help them in any way possible 
Stop the world from dying 
At a rate abnormal. 
Do everything you could 
Want to make them feel understood
End the problems of the world 
Take out the lemon from the hurt 
But that power isn’t mine I really wish it was.

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