Life Traveller by Sahithi Maduri

It is okay if you stop talking 

But at least let your pen do it 

It is okay if you don’t want to walk 

Let your dreams do it;

Be the thoughts of your mind 

In which you will find your kind 

Stand in the hall way 

But just don’t fall away;

Call out to your friend

Show him your trend 

Be the leader 

Not the pleader.

// This poem has been penned by 15-year-old Sahithi Maduri and was recited by her at the Children’s Poetry Open Mic on Mental Health organized by WICCI National Mental Health Council in association with Beyond the Box on 18th September 2021 //