“Braid Your Love” – Nayana Nair

I couldn’t help but to love you,
this you,
that from your darkness pushed me away,
tried to save me from my choices.


When I told you that I loved you
for your selfless honestly,
you made up your mind to leave.


You told me as you packed your bag
that all honesty is not selfless,
that while you pushed me away
you knew that I would love you even more.


As a goodbye you braided my hair
with the flowers of your tear.
You left me with a letter,
when you robbed me of your shadow,
with ink dipped in concern,
saying that you wanted me to be better than
your second chance,
a daily pill to forget what you are,
a shoulder to bear your burden.
That only by rejecting the luxury
of being loved unconditionally,
could you ever learn to love
and see me as a human
who can bleed by loving too much.
That your leaving might be the only true gesture
that shows what you feel for me,
that it is the only thing you can do for me.


  1. Nirant Gurav says:

    Beautiful stuff and beautifully expressed too !!🧑

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked it.
      Thank you for such kind words, means a lot πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€
      Happy New Year πŸ™‚

      1. Nirant Gurav says:

        Pleasure always for ur work mate 😊

        Knowing you has been a master class in true friendship. During the New Year, I hope to emulate your love and warmth. Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

        Warm Regards by …
        Nirant πŸ’™

  2. I hope the New Year finds you in good health and excellent spirit!

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Wish the same for you ss well 😊
      Happy New Year 😊😁

  3. charlypriest says:

    Nice read as always.
    Powerfull love-antilove, poem.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked it 😁
      Thanks a lot 😊
      Happy New Year πŸŽ‰

      1. charlypriest says:

        Happy New Year to you too.

  4. Graci says:

    Beautifully written.
    Wishing you a happy new year.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks a lot dear 😊
      Happy new year to you too 😊😁

      1. Graci says:


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