The Different Parts of Me

Pahal BhasinJune 29, 2022Who Am I?Poetry

Artwork by Tanya Estigarribia Peralta, age 17

Every poem I scribble,
When my mind is flooded with thoughts,
Makes me who I am.
Every souvenir I collect,
From the places I have been to,
Makes me who I am.
That one quote from my favorite book,
That stays with me for months,
Makes me who I am.
Watching the different phases of the moon,
And learning to embrace each phase of my life,
Makes me who I am.
All the polaroids hung up on my wall,
That remind me of the beautiful memories with my family,
Make me who I am.
Every time that I sketch out a sunset,
Waiting for summer,
Makes me who I am.
Every time I make up the lyrics of a song,
And try to shape it from my perspective,
Makes me who I am.
Every time I sing my heart out,
Every time I laugh till my eyes water,
Every time I shiver when I read about a mystery,
And every time I cry after watching a heartfelt movie,
Every time I share my outlook,
And every time I truly am myself,
Makes me who I am.

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