Finding My Way

Fifteen year old Shamma Kabital tells the team that she has always had a passion for poetry; ever since she was 7 years old. She has not shared much of her work beyond people she knew therefore we were honored that she decided to break out of her shell and submitted a piece for Untitled Chapters to host on the website. Join us in saluting her in her piece “Finding my way” which we think is brilliant! 

Not many people know me
For I am painfully shy
Do I even know myself?
Who am I? Who am I?

I am a proud introvert
More concerned with the inner world of the mind
I am wildly misunderstood
I fear this keeps me behind

Do people know I’m an artist?
Do people know I can write?
Do they know that I’m strongly fascinated
By the rich colors of the night?

Do they know I’m a fanatic
Of Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde?
I think not, I think not
Apparently I’m too “plain”, too “mild”

I own many hidden talents
I converse with the stars and moon
Do not think me a freak!
One shouldn’t judge too soon!

I am quite peculiar
I own not many a friend
If my heart is ever broken
Only by writing does it ever mend

Whenever my emotions are heightened
I’m either painting or rhyming away
Or reading some Pound or Poe
Or a marvelous Shakespeare play

I sometimes lose myself within myself
My identity? Too soon to say.
For I’ve only just begun living
I’m only still finding my way


4 thoughts on “Finding My Way

  1. Shamma dear, your words reflect a rather wise 15 year old! 🙂
    It is quite wise, as well, to take baby steps in the journey of finding out who you are. I’m older than you are, and am still taking those steps!
    Keep up the good work 😉

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