“Wish List” – Nayana Nair

what do i want?

snapshots of food i can’t eat?
GIFs and videos to forward?
people to gossip about? people to gossip to?
friends?
false sense of confidence?
a filter for my mouth?
a switch to put my heart to death?
a reality check (altered to suit my expectation)?
amnesia?
counselling sessions?
one more fun quiz to test my mental stability?
therapy?
a diary for my lies,
so that I can keep my mess together,
to continue making mess efficiently?
pills?
a makeover that suits your eyes?
a surgery that can make me look good, make me worth introducing?
someone to stop me?
someone who won’t leave?

11 Comments

  1. Hi I think almost all of your questions have bounced through my mind at some point of my life. I thought this poem was interesting because it both made me remember…but also question things that I can’t seem to understand…mostly about myself. I think that’s why I like about poetry…

    1. Hi ๐Ÿ™‚ The thing I love most about poems (as well as any other form of writing) is that how people can relate to the words in their own way. Whatever be the feelings with which it was written, it is beautiful how a reader can see a reflection of their own mind in it. So I am really glad that you found my poem relatable. That would be one of the biggest compliment for me.
      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Thank-you for replying. Your words were exactly what I needed this morning. Sometimes I think Poets connect on a different level through words….that’s why it’s so cool -if you know what I mean.

      2. I am glad that my words were of some help.
        And I totally understand what you mean. The way people can be comforted and feel understood by a stranger and his word is something so beautiful. That is what draws us towards literature, in fact any form of art.

      3. Yes it is really cool ๐Ÿ™‚
        And that is what we are aiming for – to find most beautiful and heart touching words to represent the mundane and ordinary ๐Ÿ™‚

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