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Take Me to the Lakes

Ahana Gupta | December 17, 2020
Take Me to the Lakes

Am I fanciful for wanting to be free,

Moaning with all my heart and laughing with glee?

For desiring to abscond from beast-like human whims,

And following the light even as it dims.

I am not meant to be around these cynical clones,

These monsters forever glued to their cell phones.

 

Take me to the lakes where the poets went to die,

And there, let me dance with my head held high,

For I don’t belong here; don’t ask me why?

Take me to the lakes that are home to exquisite literature,

Those Windermere peaks would be a perfect place to cry,

With my torn wings, let me learn to fly.

 

I could then, at ease, paint dreamscapes on the wall,

And smile at the thought of not being mocked as I fall.

I want to sit aimlessly under blue skies

And swim in the lake that never dries.

 

I want to feel wisteria brush against my wet feet,

And watch falling raindrops as they create a melodious beat.

Sitting under the stars next to those poet’s graves,

It really is all that I yearn, all that my heart craves.

 

Take me to the lakes where all the poets went to die,

And let me dance with my head held high.

I don’t belong here, I will reiterate for added measure,

Take me to the lakes that are home to exquisite literature.

Those Windermere peaks would be a perfect place to cry,

With my torn wings, let me learn to fly.

 

Let me scream out loud all these thoughts in my head,

These thoughts that in my poems, you will have read.

Instead of putting on a sequin smile and crying myself to bed,

Let me sit by a waterfall and create a river of tears,

And as I do this, allow me to release all my fears.

 

Take me to lands where herds of deer trance freely,

And there is not a soul to post an Instagram story.

To such a land, grant me the wings to fly,

Aloof from this world, from the rest of humanity.

Take me to the lakes where all the poets went to die.


Ahana Gupta

Ahana is a 13-year-old ICSE student who has bigger dreams than the size of Asia! She aspires to become a mental health therapist and an author and is keen to try her hand at song writing. Her hobbies include reading, writing, photography and watching movies. She looks up to her mother, Ravneet Gupta and her aunt, Inderbir Kaur who are her role models. She is aware that life involves a lot of toil and is more than ready to face her share of struggles with grace and courage.

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Kritika sah
Kritika sah
3 years ago

Wow ! Amazing u always find a way to get it done – well done !
U need more appreciation !!!

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Kritika sah
3 years ago

Thank you

Gunjan bansal
Gunjan bansal
3 years ago

Wow Ahana.. beautifully written..

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Gunjan bansal
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Mannat singh
Mannat singh
3 years ago

The only person who understands me wanting to escape from reality. Beautifully written as always

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Mannat singh
3 years ago

You are my person..❣..I love u and who does not want to escape.Wait,first stop the lakes..second stop that library..the funny thing is we keep thinking about escaping from reality but when we talk to each other..we truly get transported into that another dimension..so maybe unknowingly we have escaped uncountable times..🤔..no one except u and me can talk about this wierd stuff🤍

Last edited 3 years ago by Ahana
Mannat singh
Mannat singh
Reply to  Ahana
3 years ago

Luv ya too❤️❤️

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Mannat singh
3 years ago

🙃

Sona Singh
Sona Singh
Reply to  Ahana
3 years ago

You both are so weird but yes I love you the most in this universe.. I think even I am weird too

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Sona Singh
3 years ago

😄❣

Sapna
Sapna
3 years ago

Well done Ahana
Keep rising

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Sapna
3 years ago

Thank you

Epsita Pradhan
Epsita Pradhan
3 years ago

Really nice…. looking forward to reading more like this ❤

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Epsita Pradhan
3 years ago

Thank you🙂

Anushka
Anushka
3 years ago

Wished the same as in the poem….so thoughtful…

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Anushka
3 years ago

Thank you

Sona Singh
Sona Singh
3 years ago

It’s the most beautiful poem I have ever read god always bless you my darling loads of love my love

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Sona Singh
3 years ago

Thank you

Eunji
Eunji
3 years ago

Wow it’s very meaningful and beautiful my friend 💜❤

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Eunji
3 years ago

as meaningful u are to me and as beautiful u urself are grizzly bear😃❣

Kav. A. R.
Kav. A. R.
3 years ago

Wow broo!! Amazing.. Beautifully written as always ❤

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Kav. A. R.
3 years ago

Thanks ganju❤

Amrit
Amrit
3 years ago

wow!!

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Amrit
3 years ago

Thanks

ARARA.EXE
ARARA.EXE
3 years ago

Wowowowowow!!!!😍👍🏻

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  ARARA.EXE
3 years ago

I know who u are arara.exe😅..thank u❤

Priyakee
Priyakee
3 years ago

Brilliant in the superlative 👍Ahanu You can make magic with words! I can read this over and over again 😃

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Priyakee
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Riddhi Agarwal
Riddhi Agarwal
3 years ago

Beautifully written ahana. Loved it😊

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Riddhi Agarwal
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Jinita Kode
Jinita Kode
3 years ago

What lovely choice of words Ahana ! Excellent work !

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Jinita Kode
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Neeta dey
Neeta dey
3 years ago

Simply awesome soooo well written 😍

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Neeta dey
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Tanushree
Tanushree
3 years ago

Such beauty in words for someone so young …. kudos….I am so happy and proud to have met you and know you😘😘😘😘

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Tanushree
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Ripon Uncle
Ripon Uncle
3 years ago

Your wings of imagination will surely soar you to new heights and your dreams fulfilled

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Ripon Uncle
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Ravneet
Ravneet
3 years ago

Commendable.Please take me too in such a place.Ur words made me wonder and imagine how it would be to find myself there!

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Ravneet
3 years ago

Thank you:)

your og
your og
3 years ago

shine girl 🦋…lots of love<3

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  your og
3 years ago

Thanks ❤

Shivani Goenka
Shivani Goenka
3 years ago

So well written Ahana….With you heart touching words you take a person to a new zone…keep up your dedication and hard work…God Bless!!

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Shivani Goenka
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Kuldip Agarwal
Kuldip Agarwal
3 years ago

Wow!! Simply Great…keep going… I’m sure you have lots ahead…. Imagination is something which is created and in built…. Lovely!!!

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Kuldip Agarwal
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Arti Chopra
Arti Chopra
3 years ago

Beautiful! Magical!Mystical! What expressions!!!

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Arti Chopra
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Chetan
Chetan
3 years ago

Ahana! too good you sure have the drive & skill for poetry. Well written cannot imagine a girl of your age writing such lucidly. Keep on going need to produce your work in a Poetry book. Kudos to you💐🌺

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Chetan
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Toolika
Toolika
3 years ago

It’s really beautiful Ahana. You have beautiful thoughts and the fire to express it

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Toolika
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Anuj Agarwal
Anuj Agarwal
3 years ago

Very well versed…. Even I wanna go to this lake ….

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Anuj Agarwal
3 years ago

Thank you:)

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