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WITS Student Ashutosh Thapa

“My Music Brings Joy to the World,” by WITS Student Ashutosh Thapa

My Music Brings Joy to the World

Long ago the creator saw
there was only a lot of suffering
and no joy and peace.

This displeased the creator,
so she unlocked her head
and let the joy of the world out,
but only a little, so there would be balance.
The orb of joy
became a flame
and her merman brother
lifted a tower which became
the home of joy.

The heat of the joy-
let it float to the Ottoman Empire.
That flame of joy became me,
the rat who plays the rattlesnake.
With my lunch of a plum,
some soup and croissants.
The lunch I will never eat
because it will fulfill
the hunger of the world.

Ashutosh Thapa wrote this poem while a student at BF Day Elementary School, with WITS Writer-in-Residence Samar Abulhassan. He read “My Music Brings Joy to the World” at our 2017 Words Matter Benefit & Gala on March 23rd at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, which raised over $281,000 to inspire readers and writers of all ages.

Posted in 2016/17 SeasonWriters in the Schools