“When we all meet” – Nayana Nair

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The silence was deafening
because there were people in it.
There was a tiny space made of granite,
a smallness born out of the spacious halls
now crowded with people.
the air stale with staring. The long moments
of confused and alienating gazes.
The wait. And for what?
Everyone knew they must speak,
only then a god will be formed,
only then we’ll have a reason to meet again.
But they were afraid of everything.
which was not really a problem.
They also felt among many other things
that only they felt and knew fear,
that fear kept only them as a pet to be played with.
They felt good and miserable when they though that.
They also felt special.
And because we were all special and doomed
and carried poetry in us to be looked at, to be listened to
we all stood there staring.
We stood shoulder to shoulder, sorrow to sorrow
trying prove to others that we knew life,
and that once, once we really did live.
But all we were seeing and feeling
under our feet, in the hollow of our hands
was that place, the house on the slippery slope,
the home we could never leave.
We were all there alone. Trying to avoid the weight
of another person who might just end it all for us
by saying something stupid as
“you are a bit too much for me”
and “this generation is not capable of love”
and “poverty is a state of mind”
Or something as true as
“this was a bad idea”,
“you do know that we will never meet again, don’t you?
at least we are all praying for that.”

4 Comments

  1. mic says:

    πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒβœπŸŒΉ

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. Seriously, one of the best pieces you have written. As a comment on life and on how we often perceive belief it is razor sharp in places. How we view others being exposed as a fragility of our own insecurity and weaknesses is a very interesting viewpoint. I hope one day you will consider publishing some of your work on a wider platform. Thank you for stimulating my thoughts again, and again.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ I am really glad that you liked it and could see all that I wanted express through this piece. Means a lot πŸ™‚
      Always grateful for your support for my work. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€
      Hope you have a great day ahead πŸ™‚

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