By Avania Venkatesh Rao, Grade 7
Day by day wasting away
In a glass box, no risks to be sought
This trapped home is all that you’ve known.
But one day you wonder what lurks outside
Colors, patterns, new sights to behold
But you stay in this monotone world of yours
You are scared that there is nothing outside
Only darkness where you’ll fall and die
Every thought about the world outside cracks the glass of the home you know
One day you cannot contain your urge no more,
You touch the glass and it shatters to the floor!
You’re engulfed by darkness as you close your eyes, but soon awoken by a new light
The new world is so mesmerizing, so bright!!
The boundaries, shackles, and ceilings have fallen!!
You’re held back no more
You’re free to roam this new paradise of yours.
You think back and wonder how silly you were, letting glass walls keep you away
From a whole new world in front of you every day!