“the star you are looking at” – Nayana Nair

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she said
“the star you are looking at, that almost has your heart
is already dead long before
and even if you pray for her
it will reach her too late.
that is the nature of distances
that exists between us and them.
our prayers don’t matter
they will never get to hear it.
we can only stand here in this lonely grassland
and romanticize death.”

“or” he said, “we can send a prayer anyway
and hope that by the time it reaches there
something new is born out of all that is dead.
maybe when that young seed of something,
that will be made out of glowing organs of forgone star,
will hear us and pray
for the dying world of someone else.
maybe it will hear us and send us back something
a thought, a smile, a romanticized want to reach further-
to the sender of this futile love.”

10 Comments

  1. There is always hope

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      True πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  2. Ayush says:

    Real beautiful!

    1. Nayana Nair says:

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

      1. Ayush says:

        Pleasure 😊

  3. Sonali says:

    This is the best poem that I’ve read today β™₯

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so so much πŸ™‚ (that’s a huge compliment )
      Really glad that you liked it πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

      1. Sonali says:

        β™₯β™₯

  4. Truly emotional…nice piece…

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked my poem πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Means a lot.

      Have a nice day. Stay safe.

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