By Shanaya Phal Desai


“The world needs to thaw

Its thoughts ..”

A young girl cried out,

Mercy lord! Give them

Some sunshine .


For they asked me to

Leave my passion

To choose a good profession

The ropes of degrees around my neck

Made an artist die before any creation.


For them my dreams are delusion

And the desires of a dancer,

An actor, a poet

Were mere and contradictory.


Their frozen thoughts

Extinguished the fire within me.

The world is killing

Thousands of dreams.

It needs to thaw

It needs some sunshine now.

(Writer is a student at Vidya Vikas Academy)