In the intricate verses of embers, you will find an all-too-familiar tapestry of emotions woven together over the past three years. These twenty-seven poems unveil the hues of despair, the strength in vulnerability and the relentless resilience of the human spirit. Each poem whispers a unique story; fragments of a heart learning to heal, an ode to a little ballerina, and scenes from a beautifully tragic movie. Embers unearths the complexities of mental health to provide solace and inspiration to those seeking to express the inexpressible. With these symphonies of raw emotions, we step into a world where the skies are grey but the rhythm of the rivers calms us, where night turns day but even shadows become monsters, where even though the storm batters down, embers prevail.
Simran Kaur Dang is a seventeen-year-old from the city of Gurgaon, India. Growing up deeply connected and fascinated by the intricacies of the world around her, she is an aspiring scientist. While she is intensely passionate about harnessing science to send ripples through society, she is also a highly creative person. An avid poetry and music enthusiast, she is enraptured by the power words can wield. After her own emotional struggles, she chose to compile a set of poems to offer solace to those who may be facing similar struggles. They encompass the highs and lows of adolescent life and are meant to be a journey to the depths of teenage mental health.