“Murky Waters” – Nayana Nair


As I drop one stone after other
into the murky waters
with dust that never settles.
I find sounds in the air, forming words
which were almost lost under the blankets of pain.
I do not try to find the one who
cried out these words.
I just add them to the stones
that are destined
to be overlooked, buried or drowned.
I throw the stones that must be thrown.
So that this dirt, that my heart
never settles.
So that these sorrows can find
a home and a reason
to grow old and die.


  1. rishhu says:

    This was nicely written!

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

      1. rishhu says:


  2. universe fireflie says:

    we all do this, dont we.

      1. universe fireflie says:

        Reminds me of 13 reasons why!!! and collateral damage 😦

      2. Nayana Nair says:

        I have not yet seen “13 reasons why” 😦
        I want to see it though.
        (funny thing is that today at lunch a colleagues of mine just mentioned this series, that also with respect to my poem, she read one really old poem of mine…and was saying that it reminded her of “13 reasons why”. I think I should see it as soon as possible. πŸ™‚ )

      3. universe fireflie says:

        YES DEFINITELY. its….has a great message but i gotta warn u if u r a sensitive person or gets trigerred easily.
        its sad but for me definitely worth watching

      4. Nayana Nair says:

        I’ll definitely watch it (I like movies that can move my heart)

      5. universe fireflie says:

        yup!!!!! same have u watched atonement

      6. Nayana Nair says:

        He he..:) no dear I have not watched it 😦
        I hate to disappoint you, but it is really rare that I will know of anything…may it be movies or series or books….anything. Only because what I normally see or read is just based on fate or convenience. I saw Schindler’s List just two years ago (and cried like a baby at the end) so imagine, that is the story of my life…too late to everything. I have no idea about most of the stuff. I am just telling this so that you won’t be disappointed by how many times I may answer “no I don’t know”…:(
        I just google the movie. Will try to see it (If someone takes pity at me and download it for me 😦 )
        How is it? You like it?

      7. universe fireflie says:

        well I FREAKING CRIED WATCHING IT!!!!!!!!!!
        And thats a big deal btw.
        the movie is based off of a novel
        The name is atonemnet which means amendment, a compensation for doing somthing bad.
        So this author writes a book, atonement and the book is an amendment for something that she did. Which ruined two peoples life. Its… heartbreaking.
        The movie shows all if it. and well….its sad.
        Also u can download it off of utorrent

      8. Nayana Nair says:

        Sounds interesting πŸ™‚ I have a feel that I may also end up in tears after watching this. πŸ™‚
        Will surely watch it dear.
        Thanks for the suggestion (and for the link) :):D

      9. oh u r welcome πŸ™‚

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