“FRIGHTENED”- Nayana Nair


I roam around these empty rooms,

this silent hallway.

And I am frightened.

Not frightened of loneliness or ghosts.

I am frightened of my response to this solitude.

I am frightened to see every fraction of me relax.

I am frightened of how calm my mind is,

how confident and powerful it feels.


I am frightened to know that any place can be my home

if it is mine and only mine.

I am frightened that this solitude

that gives me everything I want;

will take me far far way from

the people I love.

I am frightened that I love this loneliness so much

that I might always be alone.


  1. TheOriginalPhoenix says:

    I used to feel this way about being that calm when I’m alone. I figured I’m an introvert so there’s nothing wrong with it. How are you doing?

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      I figured out I am introvert but the life I live and the situation are hard to cope being introvert. Everyone is not understanding about that. 😦
      I am doing fine. πŸ™‚

      1. TheOriginalPhoenix says:

        Ah I see. Yeah social norms would like us all to be extroverts because apparently being introverted just isn’t cool enough or something. But then there’s a lot of misunderstanding around what introversion is and isn’t. Don’t worry I know exactly how you feel. My advice to you is just to find your people and ignore what the haters say. And you will find your people. Statistically, 50% of people are introverts. Some people are just better at hiding it!

      2. Nayana Nair says:

        Thanks for the advice. I hope I find more people like me. πŸ™‚

      3. TheOriginalPhoenix says:

        You’re welcome! And I’m sure you will πŸ™‚

  2. I love this poem πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ;-* ;-*

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you dear πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it

  3. This poem gives me a reflection of myself when I’m alone and surprisingly, I’m not afraid. I’m starting to get a hang of your poems. Keep up the good work!

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      I am happy that you could relate with it πŸ™‚ It makes me happy to feel that its not just me who feels such stuff….Thanks a lot for appreciating my work πŸ™‚

      1. I’m sure that it’s not just you and me who have developed the same feelings about being alone. It was a pleasure to check out your works!

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