Words of My Heart by Karishma Muthukumar Words of My Heart
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Words of My Heart by Karishma Muthukumar
1st Place Poetry, Grade 9
Words of My Heart
Words to paper; value to the desolate landscape
like a few raindrops: soothing, delightful,
the world is at my fingertips
letter by letter, word by word
to share feelings is like a geyser in the forest,
in such a beautiful way.
Writing means the world
to me, and a part of my identity.
It’s how I understand myself
and my alter ego; all of the hidden secrets
Who am I? Who is behind this mask?
pause to reflect on the “little things”
that make life special, and one year
will seem like a moment—gone with the
blink of an eye.
I relive those moments by writing
Who knew that happiness had two lives?
only writing can take away the pain
bottled up deep inside.
Writing is like a pair of wings.
with the opportunity to soar the majestic sky.
just like a bird: watching the brilliant sun smear
hues of peach and rose among the clouds.
as I pen the words of my heart, it seems as if
are at my reach.