“Act Better” – Nayana Nair


I have turned my face
from every confrontation
that I cannot tolerate.
I have stuck to my thoughts
and my denials.
I continue to agree with people
whom I find agreeable
and people who can help me think
that I am thinking right.
I have not learnt much in life.
And even when I realize my dubious nature,
I am not sure whether my efforts to improve
actually improve me
or are they just lessons to act better, pretend better,
to keep my immaturity bottled up.
But I do not mind such an arrangement
even if it is frustrating,
if only I could cushion this world
from the hatred I am capable of.


  1. Rachel McKee says:

    I love this poem. Good reminder for me to speak up more.❤️

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Glad you liked it 🙂 Thanks a lot 🙂

  2. universe fireflie says:

    if only i could cushion this world from the hatred i am capable of
    so good!

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks for your kind words 🙂 Means a lot 🙂

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