MAKERS NOT TAKERS
To lifelong learners
As we string along words
From our days in school
And all the dreams we dream,
It is only our skills that are the bridge.
Skills makes us doers of our dreams.
Skills that allow you to transcend
From school to work,
Might be oratory skills, STEM and applied learning.
Equipped with schooling knowledge,
Ferocious passion and drive,
We hone our skills
To become makers not takers,
To become the hands that feed ourselves.
In times like now,
With a virus that demands isolation,
The youth must still learn veraciously
For their futures still shine bright
Plagued by the lockdown, sure,
But still bright.
While the time stands still,
Education and learning must continue
Away from schools and groups,
Our brains still electrified by curiosity.
For above all,
Learning is the skill
That thrives amidst uncertain times.
Nandhitha Babuji is a 18-year-old aspiring poet from Tamil Nadu, passionate about using her words to show solidarity against children’s issues.