“Morning Song” – Nayana Nair

The morning told me that
there are times when we loose a grasp of what we are,
when we feel inadequate for all we have
and slowly all that we have seems to abandon us
even if they are beside us.
I knew what it was saying, I knew what it meant
But I didn’t want to hear it being said.
I wanted lies that could keep me going,
not an echo of reality.
I wish I could go back to sleep,
go back to being myself
(whatever that meant).
“But there is no going back”, the morning said.
“There is only effort, there is only wait.
There would be a morning that won’t be as cruel as me.
But till that morning comes,
there is only effort, there is only wait.”

8 Comments

  1. Wonderful poem, Nayana! I think it expresses the insecurity some people feel to face a new day and the effort it may take – especially true for people who are depressed. My son feels this way sometimes. I hope you don’t mind I am going to copy this poem and show it to him (he’s a poet too!).

    1. Really glad that you liked my poem 😊
      Thank you so much 😊
      I am absolutely fine with you sharing my work and will be more than delighted if my work provides your son with some comfort.

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