A Poem by Nayan

Have you come across someone who changes your heart, the way you think, you life, and you yourself? Don't you think that, that 'someone' comes at different times and as various persons in our lives!


I am not what I was

Two years back

But for You!


You made me feel

What is Affection!

You made me know

What is Care!

You made me realise

What is Love!


I am not what I was

Two years back

But for You!


Sweetness! As it is called

Eluded me, even though

It was all around!


My heart locked by my brain

Could not feel!


You made me see

What is Sweetness!


I am not what I was

Two years back

But for You!


Angry I was, as I was rude

Stupid I was, as I was harsh

So indifferent and so cruel!

Not to strangers

But to my own!


You showed to me

What is Light!


I am not what I was

Two years back

But for You!



Who loved me,

And whom did I hate?


Who comforted me,

And whom did I hurt?


Who supported me,

And whom did I ignore?


Who blessed me,

And whom did I curse?




I am not what I was

Two years back

But for You!


The chance I got

And the chance I wasted!


The love I received

And the love I rejected!


The advice I had

And the advice I ignored!


But for one more chance

To make up for (mis)deeds

My brain washed away

By pearls from my eyes!

Heart unlocked!

Got first chance of affection

I re-lived with pain and joy!


I am not what I was

Two years back

But for You!


Death I saw, then I saw Life!

Hate I lived, then I lived Love!

Stone I was, and then I became Water!

And two years after, I am much better!




That takes one from being Lost

To being regognised!



That transforms one from Evil

To Good!



That melts one from Snow

To River!


But for me,

One more -


Learnt I that I never learnt before!


I am not what I was

Two years back

But for You!


No one, No one can see

The changes in me

Are because of thee

Greatness personified in the Almighty!


Sweetness that touches your heart!

Silence that knocks your door!

Beauty that encompasses your thought!

Serenity that enthralls your body!


Stone - That would not have melted!

Roughness - That would not have withered!

But for Words so Soft!

But for Affection so Innocent!


I am not what I was

Two years back

But for You!


Whatever you be,

Whoever you be,

Whatever relation there be

Between You and Me!

My sister! My mother! My father! My friend!

You gave direction to my emotions!

You gave meaning to my life!


And I

Need no longer gifts with a price!

Already I have plenty

Countless and Priceless in YOU!



11:52 pm IST

10th Nov’ 09

Kottur, Chennai, India

© 2010 Nayan

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Your perspective just so agrees with mine. I do believe that in life, it's near impossible to pinpoint which person changed you and molded you the most because every person encountered, contributes to what we become and what we'll be. Your poem is truly inspirational and breathtaking in its fluency. Great Poem

Keep Writing. ^____^

Posted 9 Years Ago beginning i developed a different thought and in second half, i enjoyed the beauty of word. superb yaar.............cudnt hv imagined u like this.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Nayan it is beautiful I would shorten it though it makes beautiful points that i think would make for better a possible two poems

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was such a lovely piece. I like the pictures in between the verses. Nice imagery.

Posted 9 Years Ago

this is so lovely... Have never read anything like this before... Touched me deeply The words and feelings flow so effortlessly and flawlessly Great Write!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Brilliant work. Love this. ;)
thanks for sharing. very sweet and inspirational. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

Congratulation on winning in the contest...

Posted 10 Years Ago

very refreshing and unique way of writing. I love it!

Posted 10 Years Ago

This reminded me of my own love and how he affects
every part of me that makes me...Me.
Congratulations on winning a "Poetry of Love" award
with this loving tribute to someone special. Good job.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Warmth eminates from this piece of poetic perfection. Love should always have us strive to be as great as the reflection we see in our loved one's eyes. Your words are harmonious, beautiful, and melodic. A willow is beautiful when it moves with the wind and so your heart.

Linda Marie

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Hello, I am Nayan from India. I love Poetry, Philosophy, Photography and Music; and want Goodwill to mankind! I get astonished every moment at the marvels of science and space... Let me travel.. more..


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