“the eyes they can’t stop looking into” – Nayana Nair

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the dirt on my clothes-
the white muslin
and the brown
chewed words,
the earth dripping.
its spots, that i dare not touch,
they seep in,
seep into the revolting blanks in me.
the tireless cutters of trees,
the sleepless lumberjacks in me,
look up at my skin and its new ink
they stop
and breathe in some understanding.
they choke on it, they sleep on it
they carve it
on everything they have destroyed.
they have new gods again.
gods that they will never pray to
nor please. the gods
they can’t ever leave.

4 Comments

  1. mic says:

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โœ๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒน

  2. An interesting ending to this. Sometimes I feel that people can be captured by belief / religion so that it takes over their lives in a negative way. Yet, inside me I feel that the very same ideas can be interpreted differently. If we see beliefs as about giving and sharing our lives we have a more beautiful perspective than trying to follow sets of rules that are actually man made. Sorry, bit of a rant there ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      I agree with you on that. Religion when held as an absolute directive or followed mindlessly and destructively doesn’t usually do much good to life. Though I do understand the need of it on some level, and I have seen people who are religious but are good and do good. I can understand the need for a easier to follow somewhat spiritual experience and bonding that people yearn for in some way (almost like a fan club for the god that they believe in) and I do understand that it can help one through many tough times in life and can even help is seeking some meaning. But mostly people end up holding these beliefs more important than the well being and happiness of fellow human or even oneself. I feel one needs to develop a gentle attitude towards the world and its being and see that as a compass to realize and re-access the action that we take under the influence of any belief (religious or not). That is just my opinion though. I don’t really know much about life. ๐Ÿ™‚
      And never apologize for rants. I really appreciate them. Feel free to rant. ๐Ÿ™‚

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