“One More” – Nayana Nair

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I return to my unaffected neighborhood.
The success of my efforts to keep them ignorant
vexes me,
their narrow vision,
their inability to see me as I do,
their belief in me, the love they handout to me,
the children that look up at me-
making me feel smaller.

~
I have no option but to run
and once I start running there is no end to it,
there is nowhere I can stop.
Cause everything good in this world
reminds me of the unwanted anomaly I am.
Every dark emotion in face of others
becomes a part of mine.

~
Every day I barter with universe to keep me living,
borrowing time for this body,
one more light for myself.
One more body, one more happiness
(one more me) put to death
once I reach the dead end
that waits for me at the close of each day.

7 Comments

  1. Nayana stay and be what you are
    People don’t know what you are up to not they don’t know what they all are up to(narrow minded idiots or scouch potatoes)
    So Chuck it up
    Well it’s really a nice poem πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

      Nope, not everyday is like that.
      And thank god it is not.
      This one was partly inspired by a fictional character. I can relate to him on some levels. But not entirely.

      Be well πŸ™‚

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