Student Entry: A Sweet Divine by Vaanya Kalra

Love 

A word so simple, yet an action that’s so difficult to effectuate. 

Love 

When thought of, your mind instantly directing towards a girl and a boy. 

But what if I tell you, I swing the other way?

It’s hard to see the bigger picture, when you turn a blind eye towards it. 

Blinded by what’s been told to you since childhood, all you saw was black and white

But what if I tell you, there’s a whole rainbow left to discover?

A rainbow, full of life and joy. 

 

Ever since young, 

I’ve been told that I’d never find myself in her 

Because surely, a girl like me would find myself in him

But how can I explain, that she held my broken pieces, 

And maybe, I held hers too 

We found ourselves in one another

Two girls, dancing hand in hand towards the gates of hell 

Or so, we were told 

 

The world looked at me like I was the spawn of the devil.

My very own existence was a flaw,

They tried to cage my thoughts,

They told me I’m wrong to love her,

They told me it’s a sin,

But, I’ve looked into her eyes, and seen an ocean of happiness.

I’ve held her as she slept in my arms, calling me home, calling me safe.

So tell me, darling, is it more sacred to worship the divine from afar,
Or experience it yourself? 

 

Love 

A word so simple, yet an action that’s so difficult to effectuate. 

Love 

When thought of, you no longer think of a girl and boy

You finally understand, that people do swing the other way 

You finally see the bigger picture, now that we’ve shown you the path

You’re no longer blinded by those lies, you no longer just see black and white

You have finally discovered that rainbow,

That rainbow, full of life and joy. 

The poem was written by Vaanya Kalra, a student of Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar. She submitted her work as a part of the Belongg Writing Contest 2021.

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