By Navya Sahay, Grade 12
My interest in poetry writing started informally at the age of 14 when I wrote diary entries in verse. Later, I decided to share and publish what had earlier been merely a cathartic exercise for me, because these experiences were common for all teenagers. I created a collection of around 50 poems and titled it, "Inside the Tumultuous Mind of a Teenager''. Some of the topics my poems dealt with were sensitive such as stress, anxiety, insecurities, and even romance. The aim of the confessional style of the poems was to portray an unrestricted view of a teenager's mind–true to the collection's title.
This poem, I think, best exhibits what the collection is all about.