Price of Translucence

Price of Translucence

A Poem by Roshan Nair
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This piece is dedicated to the struggle we have to shed our masks to the ones we deeply care about, but are afraid, knowingly or not, that they might despise what you truly are.

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If it could be I would open this shell,

Set whatever that it holds free.

Unseen yet you condemn it may’ve been?

The tremble in my knees is for what did dwell,

 What is inside may not be pearls to you.

 

This pain inside is for the child,

Wishing to see what could it be.

I know what it is and ever will be is me.

The shiver in my hands is for you hadn’t smiled,

 To whatever I may become to you.


I’ve answered the call,

And paid up my price,

 Let this storm do its deed tonight.

 

Let it be for I want to see

Whatever’s to happen to me

Will you see me the same in spite?

 

Will you be dreaming of a passing still?

Tomorrow I’m set to lay to rest this bane.

Can I call to you when I am out again?

We can go on this journey again if you will,

 Let us find for you who it is I am.

 

I am ready today roll in the anchor,

See me for I will come off broken,

Dear just try seeing me as I awaken.

Let alone fallen masks today, I’m no actor,

 This sheet holds fleeting words no more.


I will call you out no more,

Stay, for this is who I will be,

Leave if what you see isn’t what you need.

 

I will not hold a grudge in my soul,

I hope you stay to the closest side of my heart,

You know it will not be I who pulls apart.

 

 Let it be for I want to see

Whatever’s to happen to me

Will you see me the same in spite?

Written By Roshan Nair

Copyright © 2015 Roshan Nair

© 2015 Roshan Nair


Author's Note

Roshan Nair
Pardon any grammatical (unintentional)or rhyme (intentional) based liberties I've taken. Hope you guys enjoy it ! would love to hear your reviews

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Beautiful and touching.

"Dear just try seeing me as I awaken.
Let alone fallen masks today, I’m no actor,
This sheet holds fleeting words no more.

I will call you out no more,
Stay, for this is who I will be,
Leave if what you see isn’t what you need." - Sad, yet true. The mask will have to come off some day. You cannot pretend to be someone else forever. You cannot live a lie.
People have to accept us no matter what flaws we have. We are what we are- a perfect version of ourselves. A really good write :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

6 Years Ago

Thank you for that gracious comment. I agree with you..drop your masks and you are truly alive
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You have created a sublime poem with a unique theme which I found utterly entrancing. Nicely done indeed!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

6 Years Ago

Thanks a lot :) im glad you liked it so much, thanks for the kind words. cheers
I think people do not accept truth, they would like to believe but they don't. The reason we carry mask. The reason we wear mask, but being afraid is again not a good idea. Let them judge. Let us be, what we are.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

6 Years Ago

Its a tough choice for many, as well as so very subjective to the place a person is, its hard to kno.. read more
Beautiful and touching.

"Dear just try seeing me as I awaken.
Let alone fallen masks today, I’m no actor,
This sheet holds fleeting words no more.

I will call you out no more,
Stay, for this is who I will be,
Leave if what you see isn’t what you need." - Sad, yet true. The mask will have to come off some day. You cannot pretend to be someone else forever. You cannot live a lie.
People have to accept us no matter what flaws we have. We are what we are- a perfect version of ourselves. A really good write :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

6 Years Ago

Thank you for that gracious comment. I agree with you..drop your masks and you are truly alive
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"See me for I will come off broken"
^^^
besides the obvious honesty of your words, there's a wonderful vulnerable quality to this soul searching & ultimate revelation of your psyché
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enjoyed the read, thank you for sharing your pen
~katja

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

6 Years Ago

thanks katja! loved your interpretation of the piece. Vulnerability is the key emotion we are all af.. read more
I love your works....there's so much insight and intensity in them.....each time i read one, makes me think of the big stops in my life.....rights and wrongs.....questions and answers......

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

6 Years Ago

Thanks Ana, I am really glad you could connect so well to my thoughts and flow of writing here. It i.. read more
Roshan, thank you for sharing your beautiful poem, and for sharing a moment of your journey. What comes to my mind is that we are never truly loved, unless we are loved for being who we truly are. This is a great poem, describing a great achievement in life :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

6 Years Ago

yes madison, an achievement i hope we all chalk up at some point in our lives. Cheers! thanks for th.. read more
Extraordinary work...a masterpiece and the end is fantastic,I enjoyed it reading.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much prashant, glad you liked it :)
Prashant Rajput

6 Years Ago

you are most welcome my friend.
You paid the price, all of us have past things that we do not want to share. You have expressed your deep thoughts vey well. Kathie

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

6 Years Ago

Thanks for those thoughtful words Kathie. I appreciate it :)
I believe many will relate to your words..we hide behind masks, sometimes with those we care about the most, afraid to let them see what's beyond...To bare your heart and soul to someone can be difficult and yet..it is the most magical feeling..
Beautifully expressed my new friend!
:) Julie

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much Julie. I really appreciate the review..glad you took so much meaning from it :)
A great read, Roshan. The struggle to show one's true self and bare one's soul to another is, in itself, a very difficult job. Beautiful concept. That shell that we hide in, masking ourselves, pretending to be someone else because it scares us to know what others might think, threatens our individuality.

The last stanza :
" Let it be for I want to see
Whatever’s to happen to me
Will you see me the same in spite?" ................ is indeed very fitting for the ending of this poem. Thanks for sharing. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

6 Years Ago

thank you so much! im really glad you could connect so well to the piece .. it is a difficult job bu.. read more
Moonlight

6 Years Ago

Yeah, I totally agree with you! :)

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Added on February 6, 2015
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Roshan Nair

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



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