For 19-year-old Sameeha Junaid, a former student of Ideal Indian School (IIS), it is a dream come true.
Aspiring to be a writer from the age of 10, Sameeha has come out with a collection of 50 English poems titled ‘One world, One life , One you, Be you’ that takes the readers to her world of dreams and an emotional display of her willpower and determination.
Having lost her father a few years back, the book is a tribute to him, who was her inspiration and torchbearer.
Currently, an undergraduate pharmacy student, Sameeha graduated from IIS in 2018 and envisages life from a different perspective with her soulful rendering of the world in her
poems. She has a well-matured and controlled attitude towards life as can be seen in one of her poems, “Cuddled up with my soul since birth, my heart pounds as it heals all my wounds,” reflecting on all divergent emotions stacked up in a human being.
The book was released at a recent function held at the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) where most of the Indian community leaders as well as IIS officials were present.
IIS principal Syed Shoukath Ali and school president Dr Hassan Kunhi released the book along with a large number of Indian Apex body officials and other dignitaries.
Outgoing president of ICC, A P Manikantan, ICC president elect P N Baburajan, and ICBF president-elect Ziad Usman were present on the occasion. Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardee for 2020 and president-elect of Indian Sports Centre Dr Mohan Thomas and the Advisory Board chairman of ICC K M Varghese joined the ceremony online.
Sameeha’s book has already attracted readers from various corners of the world for its positive approach and realistic narrations. Being a girl of dreams and explorer of self, Sameeha has been wandering in her poems over the inner landscape of the soul – a rare and insightful experience as a teenager. She is an exponent of creativity and positive thinking and believes the greatest thing we can do in this life is to strengthen people around us.
In her poems, the young poetess highlights that the mind has the capacity to overcome anything if we empower it. She excels as a motivator, dreamer and a pioneer of creative feelings. In another poem, she says "you can be anything if you can redeem yourself from the evils of ego and arrogance."
Sameeha is also an Instagram blogger. She shares optimistic thoughts, mental health awareness and the value of pain that strengthens the self. She can be reached on Instagram @stalwartgirlcreates. The book published by Kerala-based epublica is available on Amazon.