Is life hard? It will sometimes be.
Are your solutions afar? They will not come automatically.
Do you tend to smile? But all you do is a little sigh.
Is everything pressing down a bit?
Consider taking a little rest.
Life is fun with its own twists and turns.
But don’t you run.
Do not fear to overcome,
Everyone gets a chance to learn.
Do not tumble if you feel slow,
You may fly high with another blow.
Don’t you cry, because it’s hard to try,
Giving up is not the solution to comply.
You may never know how close you were to justify.
Failure is just success upside down.
Don’t you get this simple noun?
“And even if you drown?”
Just don’t be the sombre of the town.
Try, try and try,
And someday you’ll win the crown.
// This poem has been penned by 13-year-old Varun Saral and was recited by him 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 //