I Woke Up For A Fresh Start

By Maryam Fatima
I woke up for a fresh start,
wanting the negativity to depart,
because with anxiety in the heart,
smiling becomes an art.
I tried to move on from my past,
but was unaware of the shadow it would cast.
Didn’t know how long the void would last.
Its eternal depth left me aghast.
A sentiment so deep,
memories form a heap.
The pain, I hide.
Now, the tears have dried.
Promises, I keep.
With hope, I sleep.
It is difficult to trust,
because once upon a time,
destiny was not just.
Looking at this gust,
I am reminded, slowing down is a must.
In life,
I wish to be jubilant.
For it, out of this mess,
I have to come out exultant.


This poem won in Instagram Weekly Contest held by @delhipoetryslam on the theme 'Trauma' 


  • Good job Maryam! Hope there are more to come! :)

    Asna Khan
  • Just one word for this, BEAUTIFUL.
    Keep shining and all the best MARYAM!

  • Amazing job maryam ! You have provided insight to so many aspects. Kudos to you for writing so well and putting up everything very raw and straight. The poem has beautiful tone and texture.
    Keep up the good work !

    Manish Das
  • I’m so proud of the woman you’ve become, Maryam. This is very well articulated. And above all, it’s expressed very raw without caring how the flow or the rythm should sound like, which is why I absolutely love it.

    Aishwarya Puranik
  • You are so good with words. keep it up. All the best Maryam 😍

  • This poem is amazing Maryam. I hope you succeed in every stage of your life.

    Waha Niyazi
  • Well written. Truely, this poem hits me right in feels. It deserved to be won!

  • This is the most beautiful thing that I’ve read in the past few days! How beautifully you’ve put everything!!!❤

  • Kalam ka khoobsurat istemal
    Koi aapse seekhe………

    Amaan Khan
  • The poem is amazing! You never fail to amaze me with your works. So proud of you. ❤

  • Keep going, Maryam di. Proud of you ❤️

  • Yet again, an exceptional work of literature by one of my most favorite!
    Keep it up Maryam! Wish you the best in your upcoming years.

    Salma Yousuf Khan
  • Beautifully written, Maryam. Keep writing!

  • Exceptional!! The word flow is soft & fabulously written. Keep up the good work.

    Tauseef Ahmed
  • Keep writing, sky is the limit! Dream big!

  • Beautifully written , keep up the good work 💕

  • Exemplary Work! Keep it up :)Good Luck!

    Saba Baig
  • I’m so proud of how far you’ve gotten! ❤️😭😭

    Chandra Lekha
  • Looks like you’re learning from me! XD
    Proud of you, Aapa.

    Mubeen Ahmed
  • Soulful writer you are !! Deserve all the praise … wish you good luck

    Rachna Rastogi
  • The way you write is really amazing, and this poem was worth the win..!
    Keep writing and winning because you have the talent and passion both for it!
    All the best! ❤️

  • You are so good with words. I love this so much. ❤️

  • Your poem is amazing!The depth it carries and selection of words to express the feelings is something I really like in all of your poems. More to come and Much love.♥

  • Good job, Maryam. Keep writing, keep shining. Congrats and all the best!

  • Super Maryam. Expressed it beautifully

    Usha Subdari
  • Very well written.
    Congrats on winning the contest.

  • Very good,full of depth and thot. Keep it up

    Syed Amiruddin
  • Very well written
    Keep up the good work!!

  • Simply great! Keep it up.

    Samad Baig
  • My little poetess.
    Well written.keep it up!

  • Felt every emotion…written very well…May God Bless you…

  • Its beautiful. Loved it!

  • Wonderful!
    This poem made me feel all the emotions.

  • Good one

  • Our little poet 💕God bless .. You have written so well angel ..


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