“A Big Word” – Nayana Nair

I am happy. Almost.
I leave my bed to sit beside the window
that looks over the road.
I stare at everything that lives and dies beside me.
I will my brain to think of a rhyme
that I can gift this world.
I feel that my love for this ocean
of people far exceeds my loathing.
I am almost happy to be alive.
Though almost is a big word, a painful word.
It is is still smaller than the distance I have covered so far,
it is negligible to everything that has ever stood in my way.
‘Almost’ is something I can overlook,
as long as I have something to look forward to.
I cannot give up on this world even when I should.


  1. Truly your said a lot big thoughts.. big word

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks a lot for sharing my work πŸ™‚ Means a lot πŸ™‚

  2. This is my life every day. Your words sum it all up so perfectly.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      I am really that you found my poem relatable. Means a lot πŸ™‚
      Thank you πŸ˜€

  3. You are not one who gives up.

  4. Giving up is hard to do in this case.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

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

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