“Aftermath” – Nayana Nair

Like me, probably many have tried their best
to set their limits,
have learned how to stop before learning how to move.
We recite story of forgiveness,
of patience, of eternal undying love
to our children at night.
and when they fall asleep
we recite these stories to ourselves,
so that we may not forget them.
I remember all the proofs, every news that told me
how wanting more, wanting somewhere’s share of happiness,
wanting too much- can result in catastrophes.
that is how I learnt that some wants can destroy lives,
can create demons out of people.
The one who wrongs and the one who is wronged
just move around this world
trying outrun the aftermath of careless actions.

8 Comments

  1. This is so true. It’s sad when worldly desires turn people crooked. It’d be a beautiful place if we all actually cared about the well-being of others and future generations. I have hope.โ™ฅ๏ธ Thank you for sharing.

    1. I agree with you. There would be lesser tragedies in life if more people were considerate, kind and reflective of their actions.
      Really glad that you liked my work ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. The world sometimes makes it difficult, but sunlight can clear the greyest skies! Have a lovely evening Nayana ๐Ÿ’œ

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