“hope is a bird with nine lives and slow deaths” – Nayana Nair

Now that we are an year apart.
Now that everyone has been talking about
new beginnings and second chances,
I let myself be myself,
let myself be swayed
at the hope, at the thought of the ONE.

But being myself
also means to be keep my heart broken.
It means to leave every crowded room
to find the corridors where I can be finally alone
with the mistakes I am about to make.

I hold someone who could have been you but is not.
I cry the same tears that once made you pity me.
I jot down a name and a number
and a weakness, a need
where I could fit myself into.

And as I lay in bed
I feel something sad and beautiful in my heart-
an end that I am creating for myself.
This is how love has always been for me,
so I let it be and smile
as I kiss another stranger
who won’t be able to save me from anything.

3 Comments

  1. You are an absolute Master at poetry Nayana. You are realistic and telk it as it is in the most soulful words. You have a gift beyond measure. Can you write a boik of poetry or have you already done it?

    1. Thank you so much dear for such kind words. Means a lot 🙂
      I have not yet published a book. I think I am not disciplined or confident enough to start with a book currently. I also have a feeling that I am yet to learn a lot about this world to write anything substantial. Maybe one day of something inspires me to take that really big step, maybe then I may attempt publishing my work. But till that I am still trying to find my voice. And your words of support are helping me a lot to continue on this path. Thanks a lot 🙂 Really glad that you like my work 🙂
      Happy new year 🙂 😀

      1. Natana, toyr insight us so clear already. I am sure that one day you ill publugh. I hope so. You have so much to offer. Keep going. And thankyou for your kind words to me. A very Happy New Year to you too ❤️❤️❤️

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