“Something like love, someone like you” – Nayana Nair

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I held onto my heart
that wouldn’t stop running
towards the possibility of love,
towards you
who smiled at me
and yet never looked back.
I held onto my heart,
clawed at it, in fact.
All because this role of wanting
is an ocean of false memories and false hopes.
This feeling of losing myself to
something like love,
someone like you,
to everything out of my reach
was wearing me down
to a version of me I didn’t like.
Wanting you
has made me cautious, has made me aware
of why I can’t be the one for you,
why I can never be the one being loved.
Wanting you
makes me feel like
I can never be happy again.

7 Comments

  1. Unrequited love leaves painful marks on the heart, but the hope of fixing a broken heart is with another true love.
    I liked your poem. It is enjoyed reading it when romance is on the surface. Greetings Nayana
    Manuel Angel

    1. Thank you sooo much πŸ™‚ Means a lot to hear that from you πŸ™‚
      Really glad that you liked my work πŸ™‚

      (Thank you for your hopeful words on love as well :))

  2. THIS IS INCREDIBLE, Nayana. You are really talented – it takes a lot of courage to share your writing. Thank you. You made my night.

    I have a spiritual mentor who says, β€œPerfect vulnerability is perfect protection.” I love this line in particular:

    This feeling of losing myself to
    something like love,
    someone like you,
    to everything out of my reach
    was wearing me down
    to a version of me I didn’t like.

    You really showed vulnerability here. Wow, love it – it’s how I do my blog too.

    Blessings to your writing and you continuing doing it. πŸ™‚
    Debbie

    1. Thanks a lot Debbie πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€
      I have always felt that there is a beauty in vulnerability. I have tried hard to capture it in my work. So I am really glad to know that I am able to deliver that feeling in my works. Means a lot to hear that. Thanks a lot for your words of encouragement πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

      Have a beautiful day ahead. πŸ™‚

      Regards,
      Nayana

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