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“Childhood Photo” – Nayana Nair

i do not want to be a child
who thinks that the world is this window
where i wait for you to return.
but i am.

and you are also the one
who has promised to never return.
but you have made many promises
and you have broken so many of it.
i guess i am counting on you
to stay true to who you are
and break another one.

i have done well on all my exams.
i have cleaned my room.
i have eaten all the greens.
you will be able to love me now.

they say you found love late
and the ones in love never return
to the loveless families
they want to forget.
have we been forgotten?
are we your embarrassing childhood photo?

mother cries a lot these days
and so i can’t cry anymore.
i can’t cry anymore
and i hate you for taking away my tears.

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. :)

15 responses »

  1. Υοu melted my heart…..

    Good morning Nayana!!!!

    Reply
  2. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Beautifully expressed, I felt your sadness.

    Reply
  3. Fabulous post Nayana..

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  4. The worst thing someone could do was steal our tears… Hugs xoxo

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  5. Woebegone but Hopeful

    Oh my goodness.
    This is filled heartbreakingly beautiful and poignant imagery.
    Breath-taking

    Reply
  6. Sorry for your pain. You expressed it so well in this “photo.” Thanks for leaving me a like today.

    Reply

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