I'm Alone Widout Peace
Nobody knows it's empty
This smile I wear.
The real one is left in the past;
Because peace has left me there.
Nobody knows I'm crying,
They won't even see my tears.
When they think that I'm laughing,
I still wish harmony were here.
Nobody know it's painful,
They think that I'm strong,
They say that this won't kill me,
But I wonder if they are wrong.
Nobody knows I'm praying,
That peace will change my mind.
They think that I had,
When peace left me behind.
Nobody knows I miss it,
They think I feel set free.
But I feel I'm bound with chains,
Trapped in this huge mystery.
Nobody knows I need it,
They say I can do it on my own.
But they don't know I'm crying
When without peace, I'm alone.
By Jyotsna Maharjan
2nd Prize Winner