“Same World” – Nayana Nair


From where I sit
I see the beauty that moves my heart
and makes me realize
why I am alive till now.
And though I love you
and wish to see the world with you,
I could never gather enough courage
so as to tug your sleeve
and ask you to follow my gaze.

I fear you will look at what I see
and mock my eyes, my mind
to be fascinated by the things
that for you are trivial.
Worse, if you take me away from the beauty I found
for you know better things.
Worse, if you refuse to look back
for you have better things to do.

I wish I could tell you my heart,
tell you my fears, tell you about the minutes
of my life where sometimes I feel I am trapped,
and sometimes set free in a world I cannot share with anyone.
It is enough, I guess, that I can hear your steps beside me
and believe that we are in the same world,
even when we are not.


  1. poetryfromtheinkwell says:

    Oh, sigh… this is heart-wrenching. I would rather live without the regret of staying silent when sharing words could mean a lifetime of happiness. Love this piece!

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      So glad you liked my poem πŸ™‚
      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

      1. poetryfromtheinkwell says:

        I really did. You are welcome πŸ™‚

  2. Thoughtful, heartfelt writing …

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks a lot πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  3. Very nicely written. It’s sort of ambiguous…the reader can take a lot of meanings from it and interpret it through their own life.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Means a lot πŸ™‚
      (I try my best to remove specificity from my poems so that it is more relatable. Glad that it is working πŸ™‚ )

  4. This was a beautiful poem. This was so heartfelt and emotional β™‘

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      So glad you liked my poem πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

      1. You are very welcome!

  5. ~H@rdip~ says:

    Beautiful poem πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ keep it upπŸ‘

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks a lot πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

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