Poem “Self Belief” by Ajay Bhat
When doubts arise in your mind,
Fear not, I am on your hind.
In the hour of jeopardy, provide I’ll relief,
I am the magical wand of ‘self-belief’.
When the pinnacles of life you scale,
You glide through or seldom fail,
A guide on your ambition trail,
A trump card in your success tales.
A bridge over uncertain times,
In the battlefield of life, a silent hymn.
On the banks of optimism, I live,
To the crestfallen, direction I give.
When the hurdles in life you face,
I tackle optimism to give you pace.
I am you, yet I stay recluse,
While venturing new paths, I give you clues.
In the race, you may fall and give up hope,
It is me who raises you to cope.
The one who cheers you with hope when you are down,
A pinch of my magic erases your frowns.
The tide of challenges when you ride,
The boat of self-belief will be your guide.
A soul-mate through happiness and grief,
The magical wand of self-belief.
Poem “My Best Friend” by Pratik Agrawal
Things weren’t that good before I met you
Life was going slow paced is all that I knew,
I was busy coping up with my new school
People there treated me like I was some fool,
But then I saw you and life changed
Listening to their insults and taunts no more pained,
You were the reason I came to school
Now I started pretending to be cool,
I have had a few crushes before
But you were the best among the four,
To me, you smelled so exotic
Chemistry lectures were no more hectic,
You knew I felt for you
But we will be best friends no one ever knew,
The way you dressed and carried that smile
I was able to differentiate you from a mile,
Time took toll and we became best friends
We did things quite awkwardly, going out of the trends,
You were so nice and so blissful
That I had no chance but to be truthful,
I feared that you would leave
Your memories would be the only thing that I would keep,
My heart was so restless to tell you
My lips wanted those magical words to spell through,
You were the best-taking care of me so selflessly
You were the best, loving me so unconditionally,
Our love was something off the beat
It was so pure and had that heat,
I knew you were never going to cheat.
Poem “Pained Poetess” by Nandini Sharma
Alone time was a blessing
Which she never got
Her thoughts kept on suppressing
And her feelings rot
Her mind wandered like a loner
Away from this world
Finding her heart’s rightful owner
Or alone she burned
Pen and paper became her friends
Letters being the lovers
Wrote everything like a clear lens
To live out of black and white colors
Chromologue “The Reflection” by The Soggy Cornflake & Rishab Nag
“Clear blue skies after rain
A perfect day
A body on the footpath lay
Poem “Color” by The Soggy Cornflake
You get your whites and blues and I’ll get my greys and greens
Let’s have a happy colour palette for once in our lives
Maybe something out of this we’ll make.
A pretty portrait perhaps of your face
When I make you laugh and you
Grin your best grin
Laugh your happiest laugh
Smile your smile
Bright yellow smile.
I’ll take all your acrylic
And bind it to my canvas
You’re the only white splatter in my ink-black sky.