Learning to Fly

Aashnaa Mehta
8 – C

The time when you are insecure and full of doubt,
When, at times, you just want to shout,
When new ideas and thoughts begin to sprout, Isn’t that what adolescence is all about?
The time when you feel you have grown wings,
The time when you have continuous mood swings; There are instances when you just want to be left alone,
About acne and becoming fat, you moan.
Where has time gone, when you were a kid?
When from slides you used to slid,
Childhood was when you enjoyed making a mess; And not caring about your hair or the way you dress.
Adolescence is the time when we become mature, But now, regarding ourselves, we are so unsure; Let us enjoy, as this time won’t come again,
But we have to make sure our hormones don’t control our brain.

4 thoughts on “Learning to Fly”

  1. Aashana , how true and relatable it seems when I read ,”we have to make sure our hormones don’t control our brain”. I agree with that.

  2. It’s a beautiful composition Aashnaa! I actually read this piece first on ‘Poetry Nation’ and did not realise that you are studying in Birla. It has a smooth touch to it and does not look forced at all. I loved the rhythm a lot too.

    It reminded me of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’ when I read the first stanza. It has a similar feel to it. Keep it up and would love to read more of your work!

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