Poets & Poetry

A mismatch

by Ishi Jawarker
Bethany Convent School, Naini

You found love,
I found hate.
You found wisdom,
I found doubts.
You found peace,
I found disturbance.
You found the right track,
I found a maze.
We both kept walking,
Kept breathing.
You kept living your life,
I kept fighting for my survival.
The only thing which remained constant was the distance.
How easily we left each other to be ourselves;
To discover ourselves.
You found yourself,
But I lost myself,
But we kept walking
Far away from each other.

Published in the October 2016 issue of The Teenager Today.