Mehak Soin, a rising writer from Melbourne.
Covid 19 pandemic has restricted so much in daily life ,
that for few it has stopped everything , but for aspiring
ones it has given an opportunity for a deep thought
A rising star Mehak , 10 years old and a student of year 4
from Melbourne Victoria has penned down a poem ‘Silver
Lining’ on the theme of Hope. During pandemic,
Independent Schools Victoria organised an initiative as
poem competition with the theme of Hope. Mehak’s poem
‘Silver Lining’ was selected as entry from her School and
out of nearly 300 entries in the competition, it was judged
as a winner.
Every magical word of her poem has sparkled everyone’s
heart with HOPE – for LIFE, HAPPINES, And BETTER
DAYS. Whosoever, have read these words of her poem,
always wish to read and listen it again. Deputy Premier of
Victoria Hon James Merlino and CEO of ISV appreciated it
and in one of their addresses mentioned about these lines
from Mehak’s poem.
“We are braver than we believe
We are stronger than we seem
Tough times never last”
Recently, our team has spoken to Mehak and her parents
Manpreet and Mandeep. Confident Mehak wants to be a
journalist and writer, when she grows up. Her
determination is strong for her poetry. At this age of 10
years, she has not only brought laurels for herself and her
family, but also for the community.
We are pleased to share the poem of Mehak
Dark, Doom, Danger
Moon mysteriously gone
The winds wearing down
Schools amidst shutdowns
People living in lockdown
Nation in nightmare
World suffering in sadness
All I hear are sounds of silence
Things are going tough
Universe is united in cure
People healing with hope
Workers are our warriors
We are braver than we believe
We are stronger than we seem
Tough times never last
Now is the time to stand up or never
Together we will get through
Australia, we are in it altogether
She has written another remarkable collection of words ‘Life in Lockdown’.
The year was 2020, a year to be the same as the others
but little did we know that this year will be part of history’s
A deadly virus opened its gates and before long, the
whole world was a victim to the virus. We had to go into a
curfew and a lockdown here in Melbourne. We were far
from friends, family and our relatives. We were away from
our teachers and colleagues. We were left with a scary
future ahead of us.
We never looked towards the positive side of lockdown
like being with our family and having more time at home
than we could ever expect.
Even though kids were doing online learning, parents
were at home and we were scared to even step out of our
house, we knew that we would get over this virus.
Our minds told us that this virus will roam around forever
but our hearts told us to believe in ourselves and get over
Staying apart keeps us together
On Behalf of Desi Australia, we congratulate Mehak and
wish her good luck for her future endeavours!