“Hope and Wait” – Nayana Nair

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I looked at you for a long time
and for a long time you pretended to sleep.

For a long time
you closed your eyes,
even when tears spilled,
even when laughter almost made out.

I placed my hand in yours and waited.

I hoped even when you pretended to be stone,
pretended to be wax, pretended to be mine,
pretended to want me gone.

I hoped, I waited to held in your arms.

I hope.
I wait.
I pretend to do all this with ease.

I pretend to be a shelter
as I hunger melts my stomach,
as words melt my mouth.
I do not know what you pretend to be.
Not yet.

I wonder
if I let my eyes close,
if I chose my weakness,
if I hide,
will you take my place, place your hands in mine
and pretend to wait?

I won’t mind such lies and such pretense.

*I wonder if our lives could change
if we didn’t feel burdened
by truth and lies all the same.

11 Comments

  1. As always you always mesmerise readers by your lovely poems.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

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

      Have an awesome day ahead. πŸ™‚

      1. My pleasure and wish you same

  2. Athira says:

    Hope and wait…I liked your poem..

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Glad you liked my poem πŸ™‚

      1. Athira says:

        πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  3. Nayana, this is a powerful piece, sprinkled with truths we may not want to face.
    -Well Done-

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Means a lot to hear that from you πŸ™‚
      Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

    1. Nayana Nair says:

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

      1. You are very welcome πŸ™‚

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