“Red Valley” – Nayana Nair

every red flower
that couldn’t bloom,
that was denied a spring,
now grows inside us.

we breathe to keep them alive
so their sky remains blue
and they might know
what tomorrow means.

there is a weight on our tiny shoulders
to carry voices that were once locked in vacuum,
to do everything right,
to build greenhouses by our words and intention.

but we don’t need broad strong shoulders
to carry this weight, to keep this valley alive.
we only need to unlearn
every cruelty we have ever been taught.

6 Comments

  1. So true and beautiful words of wisdom shared

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked it πŸ™‚
      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  2. Anita Bacha says:

    Awesome picture and words.
    Happy May to you and yours
    Happy Spring too
    πŸŒΈπŸπŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸ¦‹πŸ’•πŸŒΉ

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks you so much πŸ™‚
      Happy May and Spring to you as well πŸ™‚ 🌹🌼🌻

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Glad that you like it πŸ™‚
      Thank you πŸ™‚

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