Layers

The warm, vast and clear sky is the same that turns dark and cloudy.
Showering down its wrath, drenching every warm inch.
Do we hate the sky for that?

Yet, it doesn’t become for a human to have layers.

We need them safely put in that one column titled with their most-seen nature. All just so we know that is all we have to deal with.

They can close off their painful, vulnerable and hurting self. Why should we care, for we have already labelled them something else, haven’t we?

They can close off their secretly caring, sweet and loving heart. Why should we look further, for we have already labelled them bitter.

All it might take could be a little bit of acceptance and that judgemental part of us hidden away for a few minutes.

Layers will peel, a beautiful soul’s hide and seek, vulnerability more beautiful than their naked self. There could be no greater intimacy than feeling a soul’s true depth.


© 2021 Janani Arvind. All rights reserved.

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Thoughtful expressions!!!

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  2. this is richly deep and well written and expressed

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  3. Priti says:

    Humans are covered with many layers it’s true. Well written 😊👌🌹

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    1. Janani says:

      Thank you Priti!

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      1. Priti says:

        😊❤️🌹👌🍫💓❣️❣️🙂💖🍭🌷My pleasure. God bless you 🙂☺️

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  4. I surrender my heart to the last stanza! 🥺❤️

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    1. Janani says:

      Glad you like it Hema! ❤️

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  5. AB says:

    This is really beautiful Janani! I loved your description of humans covered by many layers and that those layers will peel off eventually. Really well crafted, loved this ❤

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    1. Janani says:

      Thanks AB ❤️

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      1. AB says:

        You’re welcome 🙂

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  6. utahan15 says:

    there is a reason for all
    and a season for some
    come and go
    open and shut
    yes but~

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  7. Terveen Gill says:

    It’s sad how many are buried beneath unneeded judgments and warped perceptions.
    Wonderful words. 🙂

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    1. Janani says:

      Glad you liked it Terveen! ❤️

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  8. We are all covered by many layers and very few get to know the real us. This is beautiful written, Janani

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    1. Janani says:

      So true Shweta!

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  9. Nope, Not Pam says:

    That is perfect. It’s like the layers of an onion. Bitter but sweet at the core. Wonderful

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    1. Janani says:

      Thank you Pam! 😊

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