Her Clock

Ahna, 11A She gave birth to her firstborn ‘cause she walked the aisle, and the hand on her clock stopped as her work of nurture began for her first born child. She just walks into that room, a smile on her face and groceries tucked into her arms, she heads for the kitchen ‘cause THAT, […]

The Quiet Revolution

By Sarah and Eafa A woman’s scream fills the air“One more push!” echoes the doctorAnd with a final bellowing cry, the exhausted new mother collapses backwards.“Congratulations,” chimes the nurse, holding a brand new life in her hands, “It’s a girl!”And the woman?Well, the woman sighs.The only thing she can truly say, considering the society she […]

Ages of Revolution

Senior Arts Fest 2017 by Aminath Eema Asim Every school has that one feature that is seen to be “striking” which ensures it stands out from the rest of them. It perhaps even gives them an identity. Billabong High’s unique feature and event is undoubtedly the Annual Arts Fest. Since 2015, it has been the […]

Pawns of Today

By the students of Billabong High On 26th April 2017, world-renowned Northern Irish poet Cat Brogan visited BHIS to share her experience with young literary-minded students. After an interactive workshop session of two hours, each student shared the lines they came up with to create one collaborative poem, Pawns of Today: I’m trapped in a […]

Letter From A Tragedy

By Jumana Shahid, 11A In the wake of the tragic suicide of one of our townsfolk, we recovered a letter from the victim. Her last words are as follows:   Children’s laughter was a common sound that echoed throughout the streets. At one point of my life, I thought that it such a pleasant sound […]

As a Girl

By Fathimath Imaan Suhail, 9A As a girl, You’re told to be soft, Fragile, Like petals on a flower. But, like flowers, You are destined to bloom. As a daughter, You are told to obey, To keep your voice down. But you have a voice That brings the twinkling stars Out to the night sky, […]

Bestowed: Definitions of a Woman

By Aishath Noorain Jiyad, 9B she is a being of delicacy, felicity, and charm. she reigns her own throne in her own kingdom. evidence of womanhood is displayed atop her waist, like jewelry, around her thighs. but be not at fault by her honeyed smile or her fragile body, as from her lips run love and […]