For ever and ever

by Shreya Tyagi (14)
Sophia Girls’ School, Meerut

The wild rose is blooming
And new leaves shine green,
The sky when it’s open
Is ultramarine.

Sleep well, my darling
Keep dreaming, stay warm,
The blackbird is singing
To tell us it’s dawn.

The wild geese are winging
Their way to the north,
And I know from their calling
It’s time we went forth.

The spring sap is rising
As we set out together,
And you’ll be my sweetheart
For ever and ever.

This poem has been published in the March 2016 issue of The Teenager Today.