“No Plans” – Nayana Nair


She looks at the clock.
The time tells
in 4 hours her husband has to leave,
she woke up too soon.
She wakes up and looks at the clock again.
In 20 minutes he will need his daily tea,
he sounds bitter all day
if it is not the first thing he sees.
She will have minutes to cook what he likes,
to check his ironed clothes and polished shoes.
Few more seconds till the door closes
leaving her in his house,
surrounded by his belongings,
and with the clock that has no plans for her.
She sighs
and sits till she can’t feel this sting.
She looks at clock once again.
9 hours more for him to come back.


  1. THats what i don’t want to have. Its disgusting.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      I agree with you on that.
      But it is really sad that many people end up living such life, even when they never wanted it. I wonder how do they cope with being in a life they never wanted to be part of.

      1. SAMMEE!!! like I honestly have taken the time and energy to reallly think that and goddd i don’t want to end there. Gotta study. actually exams over so YAAAYYY

      2. Nayana Nair says:

        Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚ You can have some rest then ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Singledust says:

    with the clock that has no plans for her. – my favourite line, you say it so simply but it carries such weight on the heart.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      I am so glad you liked my poem ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your kind words ๐Ÿ™‚
      Means a lot to me ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. ร‘ayana as always i used to say write some thing new . Yes now I can see the some thing in your writing
    It’s really an awesome poem . Writing on an home maker’s life is truly a good one
    Keep writing like this please
    ร‘ayana ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Indeed a sad reality!

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      True. It’s sad that many live like that but are expected to bear it with a smile.

  5. Tough life. Tough marriage. Good poem.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Glad you liked my poem ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Beautifully written… yes itโ€™s the story of many a housewife… especially in nuclear families

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

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