Swam through a pool of fire
And emerged unscathed.
Learned to run without training wheels,
Realized I could fly, growing wings.
Tried to keep my tears under wraps,
Found my smile bedazzling the world.
Never heard a word of encouragement,
Yet my voice resonated with profundity.
Miseries and triumphs –
The sum total of my achievements
May yet be far from even numbers.
But the life that I am living
Will not douse like dying embers.
Varnika Jain is prone to having verbal epiphanies in the midst of all the cacophony surrounding her life. She is a voracious reader, vociferous eater and a vehemently passionate writer. You can read more of her writing at Moonlighting Scrivener where you can find her changing the world, one word at a time.