From Sand to Sky

There are some who characterize their time with mocking words

There are some who attempt to tame the other with their cons

There are some who construct walls to colonize free minds and their sounds

But they fail to remember that there are spirits who soar far above the ridges of each one

The higher the wall erected

The more the strong soul’s dream is crafted

Hence without devoting your existence to trying the principles of free minds

Move your sight from sand to sky and help out struggling human kind.

Excerpt from “The See-Saw Souls” by

Kaanthal Manikandan


Kaanthal Manikandan is a 15-year old poet who lives in India. ‘The See-Saw Souls’ is her debut anthology of poems. An able orator, she has bagged several accolades in oratorical competitions and debates. She has a penchant for theatre and other arts and has won best actress awards at her school. She writes for her school magazine as well. She is simply in love with animals, words and capturing beauty in seemingly mundane things. She is currently working on a fiction novel. She lives with her parents and two dogs.