"let me wake up" – Nayana Nair

someone whispered
you are special
and i knew that this is sleep
(the pleasantly confusing side),
that this is a memory of something
that will never happen again (should i be sad?).
paper dolls hurried me down the aisle
of a supermarket, opening up packets and packets
of laughter that I had not yet paid for
(should i be worried?)
They made me stand at the counter,
chirping “it’s time”, “it’s time”
“it’s time”
and someone who tried hard to look like a human,
who had tried to scratch away
the face of demon drawn by my hands,
stood with a trolley filled with sad colors,
handed me his card
with my name written on his scratched out one
and told me
“now you fall”.
and all i could say was “i hate you”
“i hate you – not in used-to-love-you way”
“i hate you – the way i hate having a broken heart”
“let me wake up”


  1. Like a very bad dream.
    Well done. A pleasure to read.
    Have a great day.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you like it πŸ™‚
      Thank you so so much πŸ™‚
      You too have an awesome day πŸ˜€

  2. grumpygorman says:

    wonderful, I will share with your permission.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Glad you like my poem πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚
      Sure you can share my poem. I am thankful for that as well. πŸ™‚

  3. I cannot help but notice the superb creativity that went into this poem. Fresh, unique, original.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Really glad that you liked this poem. πŸ™‚
      Means a lot πŸ™‚

  4. Oh, I absolutely love this. ❀ ❀

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚
      Really glad that you liked it πŸ™‚

  5. Muralikrish says:

    Wonderful poem..

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚
      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  6. DutchIl says:

    Thank you for sharing!.. hope all is well with you and your family, friends, etc, each and every day is filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!.. πŸ™‚

    Until we meet again..
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    And may all the wishes you wish come true
    (Irish Saying)

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks a lot for all your wishes.
      I wish you the same.
      And thanks a lot for the beautiful poem. πŸ™‚
      Stay safe πŸ™‚

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