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“Soft Soil” – Nayana Nair

you are now
just a butterfly
in the unruly garden of my life.

you were once the laughter in our home.
your hands were once as warm as mine.
you were so many things,
the one who knew how to make everyone smile,
the one who could soothe my heart
with a kind understanding glance,
the one who never cried
(now I guess you must have cried,
knowing how you left us here like this).

they told me
you were too weak to live.
i gulped down their answer
even when i knew they were lying.
i was afraid of knowing the real reasons,
i was afraid of knowing what I had overlooked.

the soil was so soft in my hand,
the day they buried you.
i cried through my meals for days.
no one consoled me.
no one told me things will get better.
no one told me to grow up.
and something told me
i would never grow up.

About Nayana Nair

Hi, I am Nayana Nair. I'm 25. Just a crazy girl who has tons of things to talk about....not much organized thoughts sadly. I like to talk about everything...mostly..every conversation of mine turns into a monologue.... So I decided I should start writing a blog..rather than chat.... I'm very much passionate about music, psychology and literature.... Moderate interest in science..... I always want to be a writer (and also a teacher)..But I don't think I have the skills required...this blog is just my attempt at becoming the writer I always wanted to be...Blogging for few years, I have realized I am more of a poet (although, I am not sure that I am good enough for that label)...I hope I realize more about myself through writing. Thanks for dropping by!! Hope I didn't disappoint. :)

20 responses »

  1. Beautifully penned❤️💓

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  2. Oh how painful, Nayana, but such an eloquent eulogy

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  3. Achingly beautiful. Majestically written

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  4. Metaphor, metaphor, metaphor. You are the Queen of metaphor..

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    • Thank you for your kind words.
      I am not sure if such big words can be used for my writing, but I am happy that you have such good opinion about my writing.
      Thanks a lot 😊

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  5. Your words struck a sweet melancholy in my heart 💜

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  6. Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Wonderful poetry by a talented writer.

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  7. I did enjoy these words. A amazing poem dear Poet.

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  8. Beautifully penned❤️💓

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