This World, My World

Friday, 03 September 2010 15:04 Written by  Priya A. Shah

This world, my world makes no sense

Yet I continue to learn, move, live and love

This world, your world is too far to travel. Yet, I want to come


And visit if only for a day

This world, my world is closing in

The walls are thickening

The anger is roaring

The fear is multiplying

The rules are ridiculous

And if I dare break them, there are consequences

Or so they say

The unwritten rules that rule my world

This world, my world just will not do

Let me take a break inside your world, if only for a day


Priya’s Facts: Priya A. Shah lives in Chicago. She is a student at Columbia College Chicago, where she is studying Magazine Journalism and fiction writing. She has been a staff writer for Gloss for about two years, and is also an intern. She also writes for a small Indian community newspaper and has worked with Columbia College Chicago school magazine, Echo, in spring 2009.  She’s highly interested in women related topics and wants to write about it. She can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Photo by GMO Photo Editor Billy Montgomery.


Priya A. Shah

Priya A. Shah

Priya A. Shah lives in Chicago. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010, where she studied magazine journalism and fiction writing. She has been a staff writer for GMO since 2007. She’s written and interned for various media outlets such as India Tribune, Today's Chicago Woman, Tribune Media Services, GlossMagazineOnline and Echo (the student produced magazine for Columbia College Chicago). She’s contributed to A Fresh Squeeze (, an online publication for green living in Chicago, and her school newspaper, The Columbia Chronicle.

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