Jasmine Sharma

I am Looking for a Soul

In my stirring state
I am restless for some calm
Will it come later or before I am gone

I’m looking for a soul
And an ear and an eye
To listen to the thoughts I have kept from my mind

I am looking for a soul
With an arm and a chest
To hold me close and tell me this will pass

I am looking for a soul
With a leg and a foot
To run with me in the city of New York

I am looking for a soul
With no sense of time
To stay forever young with me
To commit this crime

All poems ©2016 by the author. Used with permission.

About Jasmine Sharma
 Jasmine Sharma is currently a senior at the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, NJ, where she is in the Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts: Theatre Concentration. There, she has had the honor of performing onstage in numerous productions, most notably as the Stage Manager in Thorton Wilder’s Our Town and as Cymbeline in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Jasmine spends her Wednesdays interning at Playwrights Horizons NYC and her Sundays volunteering at Actionplay NYC, an amazing devised theatre program for children on the spectrum of autism. She is currently the Co-Artistic Director of Studio216, her school’s student-run theatre company. When not acting, directing, writing, singing, dancing, or in rehearsals for all of the above, Jasmine can be found doing homework and/or eating copious amounts of cookie dough. She is looks forward to continuing these activities next year at Northwestern University.
Writer's Statement
I started to write because I had great teachers and I didn’t stop because it was more fun than doing my math homework.