“Nothing can be greater” – Nayana Nair


The story that sleeps in me
it never talks of you or me.
I wait till it speaks,
till it sees.
I wait till I no longer have to convince myself
that “yours” is all I want to be.
But the story that repeats itself
tells me not to bother
with saying things I do not mean.
There is a sun in the sky
that is smaller than the hunger in my heart
and nothing can be greater than the my need to be seen.
and that all the eyes that fall on my lonesome drooping figure
will wander when I start to bloom, when I start to speak.
The story that sleeps in me
sings about how everyone leaves.


  1. Chiru says:

    So deep.. Nicely penned..

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  2. A sad piece, well written

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks you πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  3. efge63 says:

    You are an excellent person Nayana !!! Have a nice day!!!!!

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you dear πŸ™‚ You are also a really warm person. I am always happy to hear from you.
      You too have a nice day πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

      1. efge63 says:

        ❀ ❀ Kisses!!!

  4. poetryfromtheinkwell says:

    This is such an intense piece, filled with such passion. “There is a sun in the sky / that is smaller than the hunger in my heart'” – what a profound line. Beautiful writing.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked it πŸ™‚
      Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

      1. poetryfromtheinkwell says:

        I did and you are welcome 😊

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