As I walk through life flying high and low,
There’s this voice I hear – telling me to grow.
As I run from end to end in a haze of confused emotions; wondering why I can’t let go;
There’s this voice I hear – telling me to breathe, take it slow.
As I cry through the piercing grey problems from up above,
There’s this voice that I hear – telling me to stop and feel the love.
As I run through mountains with a happy roar and an accelerated heartbeat,
There’s this voice I hear – telling me to stop, feel it, experience it, because this is the only time I’ll be in this ‘seat’.
Now I realise that this voice is my constant.
It runs through my heart, sings in my ears and loves me with its gentle touch.
I’m grateful for this constant.
Eshaa Joshi is 18 years old. She is interning with Shaheen Mistri, CEO of Teach for India, on a project called Kids Education Revolution, an attempt to reimagine education in India. She writes poetry too.