Citizen of the World

Pahal BhasinSeptember 12, 2022CitizenshipPoetry

Artwork by Arina Stetsiuk, age 13

I want to be a citizen of the world,
A world where
There aren’t any boundaries, disputes are none,
And every person is treated as one.
Where everyone has the right to their body, the right to speak,
And these rights are not snatched to make someone look weak.
Where a women doesn’t have think twice before stepping out when it’s late,
Where no one is judged based on their looks, race, or weight.
A world where animal cruelty doesn’t exist,
And deforestation is something everyone quits.
I want to be a citizen of the world,
A world that is led by hope,
A world that is surrounded with love.

Pahal Bhasin is a 13-year-old budding poet. She studies in the eighth grade at Excelsior American School in Gurugram, India. She enjoys reading and writing poems, acting, singing, dancing, drawing, photography, and community service, and loves nature. You can see more of her work at