"Beyond the Path," Rohini Jaikaran, Eighth Grade, Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School

Will it be wrong to wonder beyond

the path I was told to?

Will it be wrong to discover something


Something helpful beyond the truth

To discover

A feeling I never felt before

A feeling that's strange

A feeling that's weird

But makes me feel

safe and sane inside

Will it carry me out of the dark?

Will it lead me to the future?

And for me to forget the past

That I left behind