A Different Perspective

I am a lonely shepherd standing here,
Daydreaming that birds will take me to heaven,
I see people flying above me,
Is it real or just a dream?

I’m the ploughman, working day and night,
I need to provide my family shelter,
Dishhhhh! I hear a splash in the lake next to me,
Some creature is drowning in the deep lake.

I am the fisherman, looking for fish,
I need to feed my family,
Someone fell in lake next to me,
But I have a ton of work to do.

I fell from the collosal sky,
Into the turquoise lake,
I am drowning, water filling my lungs,
I think I am meeting death.

Pahal Bhasin is an 11-year-old budding poet. She studies in the sixth grade at Heritage Xperiential Learning School in Gurugram, India. Her hobbies include poetry, singing, dancing, drawing , fencing, and playing the piano.