๐Ÿ† TRUE WINNER

You did work hard.

You sacrificed all you have got.

You carefully laid down your playing cards.

Yet, the universe willed it and you lost.

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A few days of tears

Seem like the longest years.

But what use are they?

They are wasting your day,

And there is nothing you can do about it.

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Yes, the universe willed it.

And now you despise it.

You wonder why, and more you cry.

But, dear me, you are blind!

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You do not see how much you have improved

How the universe is secretly helping you.

In this world there is no loser-

just a winner and a learner.

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Believe in yourself, in your efforts, in your gifts.

And you will get just the right lift.

To enter the world with new determinationโ€ฆ

To help this world and our generation.

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So never doubt the power in you,

One day, you too, shall be great.

But remember, whether you win or you lose,

As long as your efforts are killerโ€ฆ

You shall always be a winner!

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ARSHIA VORA

This is a poem that I wrote in 6th grade. I specifically remember writing this in the back of my class in 2016 on a torn off piece of notebook paper for the school magazine. I have changed and reworked it to help say what I really wanted to say, while staying true to the original roots of the poem. ‘True Winner’ was the first poem I published on my blog on August 6, 2016, having written it before I even had a blog.

Basically what I tried to say here was that hard work will see you through, and also that if you give your best to something, irrespective of whether you win or lose, you are a ‘winner’ because giving your all to something is the victory. Wow this is deep. Props to twelve year old Arshia.

๐Ÿ‘คWhen Nobody Believes You

 
Arshia Vora

When nobody believes you

Is your story even true?

When nobody believes you

What are you supposed to do?


Like the tree that fell

But you didn’t hear its sound,

Even if you’re screaming

Are you really that loud?


A fable changed by a thousand revisions

A story tamed for hint of rebellion

A lack in trust if the going gets tough

Reality diminished behind facade.


But running through the hallway which never ends

Ragged and heaving, shouting in defense

Will not scrape away the cobwebs of their tale

A single boat straining against a scarlet lake.


When nobody believes you, you are all alone

A single ember lighting up the ruins of a hope.

When nobody believes you, do not give up the fight,

The veil will shift, the clouds will part, the truth will come to light.

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ARSHIA VORA