“Give Up” – Nayana Nair

You’ve taught me
that I need not be only one thing
and suffer because of it.
That my identity need not be something that traps me
and stops me from doing what I want
or change my mind about what I want.
That I could melt in love
and still be as strong as I wanted to be
if not for myself, then at least
for the sake of the ones that I love.
That I can choose even failures
if that’s what I really wanted
that I could give up,
and by giving up,
by stopping to tend to my wounds
I was not letting anyone down,
especially not myself.


  1. _PritAmDas_ says:

    I always get connected with Ur writing.😍

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad to know that. Means a lot 🙂
      Thank you so much 🙂

      1. _PritAmDas_ says:

        My pleasure❤️

  2. Raj Krishna says:

    I liked the picture you chose for this poem..

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Me too 🙂 when I saw this pic… I thought… It would be perfect for this poem 🙂
      Glad you liked it 😊

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