Hope

by Navita Mathpal
St Mary’s Convent College, Nainital

Shining eyes and a trembling heart,
A look from him, and…
Me, falling apart!
Oh, this stupid heart
Still hopes he’ll come back.
Come, and then never let go.
But the days come,
And nights fall.
Each time my hope
Flickers more and more.
I hope,
The flames never die,
Even if my heart says goodbye!

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