I am Varnika! I am 14 years old and study at a school called Ohana, in Bangalore. I am not really a person that writes poems because I am not very good at writing short lines, but for the first time I gave it a shot and I wrote a Sedoka, I really enjoyed it and would love to write more in the future!
Do you know what a Sedoka is? It is a Japanese poem form inspired by the traditions of the katuata and mondo. Structurally each verse is similar to a haiku, at least to western eyes, consisting of 5-7-7 or 5-7-5 syllable structures. It differs from a similar mondo in that it is not a collaborative work, but instead a poem by a single poet.
Here is a Sedoka poem I wrote, titled War.
Smiles hidden under
Clouds of darkness took over
She cried at every bloodshed
Death and destruction
She went through pain and sadness
But, back to life after all