“How people live” – Nayana Nair

I sat there crying.

It hurt to know,
how people live,
how they smile,
how they could look at each other,
how they felt welcome wherever they went,
how they could sing along
and not be reminded of all the sadness
that song carried in itself.
How my desolate riverside
was their ‘beautiful view’,
their ‘venue for celebration’.

I saw it and cried
for I realized
that this life could never be mine.
I cried because I realized
something must be wrong with me
to not want this life.
I cried because I couldn’t understand
how to set things right.


  1. gary j says:

    you truly have the heart of a poet.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Means a lot πŸ™‚

      1. gary j says:

        you are so very welcome.

  2. Sad and beautiful in the same time πŸ™‚

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked it πŸ™‚
      Thank you πŸ™‚

  3. Shivani. says:

    This is really heartfelt but I really loved the way you weaved your words so precisely!
    Nice one!🌸

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad you liked this poem 😊 Thank you so much 😁

  4. Abhi Jeet says:

    This one just got me!
    It was saddening but beautiful at the same time ✌

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad to know that you liked my work 😊
      Thank you 😁

      1. Abhi Jeet says:

        Yes! It was appreciable
        Keep going πŸ™‚ ✌

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