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Voyage of Youth

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

A youngster who steps into reality is often tricked into believing in the pretences that most people show on their faces. As time flees, masks drop, revealing the true identities behind these actors who sought to be admired even with their serious demerits.

While pointing out that we can only trust one person in our life, Moumita Garai, through her poem “Voyage of Youth”, talks about the experiences faced by most students after they step out of college.

Cover Photo by Pankaj Tottada

When I left my home, I was eighteen,

How the world will be, I was keen.

Being a teen, an adventure was all that I wanted,

But to pursue it, all things turned out to be unsorted.

In my youth, the most beautiful gift I ever got was a boon of friendship. ​

I nurtured it with my loyalty and lent a supporting hand,

But when things go wrong, I look to see no one around.

I learned that sometimes it’s not the people who change, but it’s the mask that slips.

​Only years later, I was skilled enough to deal with masked personalities.

However, the next leap of learning was a huge one,

As I was stuck in the pursuit of earning tonnes.

Though it wasn’t a cakewalk,

It was a proud moment, as I was the protagonist of my own talks.

For a few days, everything about me made everyone around me curious,

Right from my dress to my carelessness.

But, with time, I lost it as well and

In the very end,

All I learned was,

Every one of us can only love one person after all




This contribution is photographed by Pankaj Tottada & acted by Ameerunnisa Begum.



This poem is available in paperback & ebook.

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