Shanze Khurram, Grade 12
It’s something I inevitably went through,
even though I didn't want to.
But it's tough
having to make memories
knowing one day
they will be what you long for.
And when you get to that point
the truth finally sets in,
and you realize that everything is only temporary
no matter how hard you try.
But I'm okay with it.
I learned that moving on with your life is a pleasure
and outgrowing people is part of the process.
People come and go.
Some are solely lessons,
and they are not always here to stay.
Simply, people change.
It's like holding a rose with thorns,
looking at you,
you were so beautiful,
but holding you
and left thorns in my hand.
I used to care a lot,
too much, actually,
about staying in the same place.
But I soon realized,
caring for things brings too much trouble.
The world has been burning for a long time.
It's all about perspective.
I guess forever never really means forever, and
good things must come to an end.