At the ripe young age of sweet eighteen
How come there’s a whole world you’ve seen ?
Experienced the wisdom of most peoples lives
In a flash and a twinkle of your eyes ?
Lived through anguish, love, anger and pain
Getting drenched in a lifetime of emotional rain
And then picked up your fiery quill
Armed with a rare wit and steely will
Set out to tell the world what it means
Painstakingly writing out the scenes
Set them in a kelaidoscope of verse
Arrogantly dared us critics to do our worst?
(c) Anurag Mathur 2008