Candid Moments from Teens

Let out your talents

Multicoloured feathered penThis is how I started writing poetry. In the sixth grade I was asked to write a poem of my own. But I didn’t know how to do it. So I copied a poem from the internet and submitted it. Then in the eighth grade I participated in a poetry writing competition; even then I copied a poem from the net and submitted it as if it was mine. Everyone liked it and I won the first prize. And then I felt guilty. Listening to the appreciation, I thought, why shouldn’t I write one of my own? I began to write many poems on my own and everyone appreciated me more than before. Finally the guilty feeling left me. I never thought that I could write such poems and let my latent talent out. I wish that many would find their latent abilities and enjoy their life. All we need to do is to give it a try. Let’s inhale the future and exhale the past. Start trying! Nothing matters even if you fail. If you succeed that will be a gain.
Ezhilarasi​ (15)