By Yashfeen Fatima, Class 9, Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School, Bhopal
I wish, I was a pearl stream,
Holding immense treasure deep within me.
Wish I was a blooming flower,
Which the eyes can stare and souls can muse, every hour.
Or a twinkling star,
Glittering throughout the darkest hours.
I wish, I was a streak of light at the break of dawn.
Or a humming bird, twittering the song of love.
Wish I was as mighty as a cedar,
Branches held up, reaching very far.
I wish, I was a raindrop, pattering on the windowpane,
Or quenching thirst of wilderness and vain.
A piece of pottery or a mural,
Breathing color and art.
I wish, I was an ocean, heart filled with serene calm and passion.
Or a pebble at the horizon
I wish, and I wish I was.
Yashfeen Fatima Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School