Young Voices: Anika Shaheed

Anika Shaheed
1) CAP'N OF MY OWN SHIP

Break me, Crush me
I will not bow down
I will keep the sail up

The cap’n of my own ship
You can’t break me like a clip

The storms maybe strong
But I am even stronger

The sea maybe harsh
But I am even harsher

The sun may shine bright
But I will shine even brighter

Looking for my treasure
I will do it with pleasure

I will navigate my own path
I will circumnavigate the earth

I will steer my own Ship
And I don’t need any other equip

I see you are flipping
But do I seem to be caring?

Travel along the gravel
My unravel path
Will become clear

Someday, today
I don’t know when
But I am the cap’n of my own ship.
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2) THE PAINTING IN BLACK AND WHITE

Taxi I yelled
“take me to the art museum please”
“that’ll be 50 cents” replied the chauffer
Finally I reached
Entering the hallway
Every painting seemed to preach
Something away

One painting seemed to caught my eye
Maybe it was a distant ally
It was all black and white
No color in its presence

Being stonic admiring the painting
All I felt was something in me
Maybe a distant memory
Darkness, no color
Sadness, no life

It seemed to be making me feel something
Can emotion I couldn’t comprehend

“excuse me miss.we are closing.”
“ah yes sorry for being so lost in the painting.”

Quitely I walked down the street
My emotions seemed to cause a reek

The painting in black and white
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3) ODE FROM A PRIMROSE TO IT’S NURTURER

Everyday we wish to thank you
For being the blissfull you
With words of wisdom
You make us blossom

Into youthful primroses
Staying in afterglow
With the memories formed
Feeling warmed

If it weren’t for you
We could have never bloomed
Into the primroses
You have nurtured

You have altered, shaped
Us into tomorrow’s better youth
To all of our problems
You answered

For all of our battles
You armoured us
We view you with gratitude
For never quiting on us

Thus we dedicate this ode to you.
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4) MY SOUL AS BLACK AS COAL

The stars glitter
Make me question?
Am I a quitter?
The affliction
I undertook
Left me in a shook.

Tears keep falling by
I seem to yell out a cry

Choices hypnotizes
Feelings comprises
Pain, shame

Darkness, tiredness
Weariness, sadness

Emotions that define my soul
My soul as black as coal
***


Anika Shaheed is a fourteen year old budding writer. A 1Xth standard student of St Mary's English High School, Guwahati, she started penning her thoughts at a very young age. Anika wrote her first poem "my best friend" when she was in the first standard. Her poems and short stories have received much appreciation from her teachers and school. She has been awarded and honoured many times for her compositions in School. Besides composing poems Anika likes to make fan edits, listening to Kpop and also is a wattpad author.

5 comments :

  1. Excellent Anika! Soar higher and higher. God bless you.....

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  2. Wonderful
    Keep writing..God bless

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  3. Beautiful poems Anika.Congratulations. May you soar high.

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  4. Congratulatiin Anika. Beautifully penned down.May you soar high.

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  5. Congratulations!!! Keep it up

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