i look up at the sky,

and my heart starts to break

my mind singing with thoughts about

making some grave sort of mistake?

was i right to leave and follow a dream 

only to be haunted by what will follow when i wake?


filled with guilt and shame

for letting go and following that flame, 

and leaving the home that only ever felt

like a shared last name,

feeling like a fraud for promises

that i’ve maimed.


perhaps everyone was wrong 

perhaps they were right, 

but even after all that was said and all that was done

 i know ill be the one who sleeps through the night

because at the end of the day 

this new life feels like a little something called daylight 

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Diya Maheshwari
Diya Maheshwari, Lead Copy Editor
Diya Maheshwari is a Junior at South Forsyth High School, and this is her second year writing for The Bird Feed and her first as Lead Copy Editor. Diya is a classically trained pianist who loves to create, play, and listen to music. Her favorite musical artists include Taylor Swift, Gracie Abrams, and The Neighborhood! When she's not playing piano, you can find her curled up with a good book or swimming laps for South Forsyth High’s swim team. She is also a part of South’s IB program, and cannot wait to learn and experience new things. Diya loves to learn and some of her favorite subjects include literature and science. Currently, she wants to pursue a career in biological research. Her goals for this year are to write more articles about things that she is passionate about! You can reach out to her via Twitter or email ([email protected]).