Hold on

by Sumana Chopra (18)
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram

Pushed to the ground by a wave of fate,
Rummaging through corners to find your own place.
But how much you do is never enough,
You cover your wounds in haste.

Every word cuts into you a wound so deep
You aren’t who you wish you could be
You hurt too much to even cry
Your demons haunt you in your sleep.
But hold on now
‘Cause nothing is ever bigger, or more important
Than you.
Doesn’t matter what they said, or what you started,
You’re more important…
You.

Don’t let it all go, don’t do that now
You’ve always been worth so much more
Wipe away the tears you made up in your head
Be the person you always were before.

No, it isn’t over quite yet,
You’re the spark who lights the flame
You’re never quite alone in your fight,
Empathy hides beyond your window pane.

So hold on now
‘Cause nothing is ever bigger, or more important
Than you.
Doesn’t matter what they said, or what you started,
You’re more important…
You.

If you’ll move out of your own way, you will find
That the whisper within your soul is your guiding light.
Hold on.

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