A Sonnet to Myself

By Asha Dhakad

Although I am quiet on the outside,

My mind goes at 100 miles per hour.

I have a lot of thoughts I try to hide,

Because my inner world has all the power.

I like silence because I can reflect

About the past and what is yet to come.

My mind can drift off to every subject,

Every topic of thought under the sun.  

But get to know me and you’ll see a change,

I’m not the type of person you would guess.

At first glance you might think I’m kind of strange,

Though I’m just someone who likes quietness.

I’m shy but just like everybody else,

And I just really want to be myself.