The oranges

are squeezed hard

and look what happens,

delicious juice

with clarity

and substance,

with nourishment,

a different state

of matter

with the same freshness.

So don’t be afraid

when life squeezes you


the state of matter

within existence

will change

for the better,

there will be freshness

and clarity

but most of all,

it will also release

your seeds

and let them free.

Niti Majethia (a 16-year-old Indian student)