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What we made -- poetry by Tanvi Nagar

I made stardust. Rather, we made it together,

We mixed the ashes of our ties,

Along with time-the famous healer,

We simply let go.

The ashes divided, broke into pieces

So minute, so tiny, so little,

That they became power

And magic, they became our healer

The goodbye didn’t hurt anymore,

It simply existed in the universe




Like the stardust we left behind,

Maybe that’s what destiny made of us-

Two souls, too far away yet united with magic.


Tanvi Nagar , 16, is a student at DPS, Gurgaon. She has contributed to national newspapers like The Times of India and Hindustan Times; magazines like the Neev Magazine, Cathartic Youth Lit., Ice Lolly Review, and Children’s World; and anthologies by Delhi Poetry Slam, Half Baked Beans and Authors Press. She is the editor in her school and has authored three books published by Partridge, India and Notion Press. She has won the Eye Level Literary Award 2018, Daekyo, South Korea; the Create Change Challenge 2020, University of Queensland, Australia; the Millennial Essay Writing Contest, UNESCO. To know more, visit her website-

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