“A lie for every fear” – Nayana Nair

I walk past houses
that are too silent to be there.
Another drop of tear
lands on my hand.

I dare not stop and look.

I fear I might end up finding
my own home that I had left.

In my eyes I might end up holding
the face of the one
whose sorrow I can’t still bear.

I once lied,
“I will love you forever”.
I fear I might now find the love
that I didn’t have then.

I fear I will ask you
for everything that I do not deserve.

So I lie once again,
this time for your sake-
“though my heart is cold,
love is not the fire I need”.

6 Comments

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Another brilliant poem Nayana. So full of sadness yet firm resolve.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked it 🙂
      Thank you so much dear 🙂 😀 Means a lot

  2. It’s a wonderful, introspective poem full of feeling. I love the image, too.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked it 🙂
      Thank you so much 🙂

  3. Really like these ending lines:

    “though my heart is cold,
    love is not the fire I need”.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks a lot 🙂 Glad you liked it 🙂

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