by Sanya Chawla, Age 14, India
Artwork by Katie King
The April fiction prompt was “falling.”
When You Fall in Love
Love is when she looks at him,
And her heart starts drumming.
Love is when he looks at her,
And his heart starts humming.
Love is when he smiles at her,
And she forgets everybody else around.
Love is when she holds his hand,
And he feels he’s no longer touching the ground.
Love is when the nights seem brighter.
The falling rain is somehow lighter,
And the hot, sweaty, summer days,
Seem to flash by in a daze.
Love is when
Her heart starts beating
In tune with the thrum
Of his heart’s strings.
Love is when life’s
Once rambunctious cacophonies
Dance around them,
Now lyrical melodies.
And when they no longer take heed,
Of what their minds advise,
Allowing their hearts full lease,
To simply be the guides.
That single moment, when their heads reel,
Intoxicated by that glorious epiphany,
Is when they know for sure, without a doubt,
That they have fallen in love and can’t get out.
Sanya writes, “I am an aspiring author and poet, and I wish to write in such a way,that my writing resonates in the minds of those who read it and strikes a chord within their hearts.”