“maintain my world” – Nayana Nair

and this sad premise is not a commentary
on how rotten the world is
but an observation
that we have a pattern that is hard to break.

that people often misinterpret the habit of one thing
as a proof of its superiority over everything else in world.

that words can move your heart,
sometimes for worse.
it can move you towards hatred, towards fear
towards anger that is not your own.

that the wish to be right
makes us forget how to wear someone else’s shoes
or their color or their nationality or their body.
a body that is no longer their own – now that
they are just a sack of blood, a sacrifice
to please our personal gods – our thirst of power
and the “better world” that no one else wants.

this sad premise is not a commentary
on how rotten the world is
for i do not have the courage to write the worst
or to imagine how i am right now walking
over faceless nameless beings to maintain my world
just like you.

11 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on Emerging From The Dark Night and commented:
    Such an intelligent beautifully articulated piece of poetry.. just had to share.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks a lot for the reblog and for your kind words πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you dear πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  2. Benie Langat says:

    Wow!

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Glad that you liked it πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  3. Carol Anne says:

    Wow!

    Your incredible! What a poem!
    Loved it!
    ❀

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚
      Really glad that you liked my poem πŸ™‚

      Have a nice day!

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