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 meFor I am painfully shyDo I even know myself?Who am I? Who am I?I am a proud introvertMore concerned with the inner world of the mindI am wildly misunderstoodI fear this keeps me behindDo people know I’m an artist?Do people know I can write?Do they know that I’m strongly fascinatedBy the rich colors of the night?Do they know I’m a fanaticOf Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde?I think not, I think notApparently I’m too “plain”, too “mild”I own many hidden talentsI converse with the stars and moonDo not think me a freak!One shouldn’t judge too soon!I am quite peculiarI own not many a friendIf my heart is ever brokenOnly by writing does it ever mendWhenever my emotions are heightenedI’m either painting or rhyming awayOr reading some Pound or PoeOr a marvelous Shakespeare playI sometimes lose myself within myselfMy identity? Too soon to say.For I’ve only just begun livingI’m only still finding my way