The Things I Never Said

The Things I Never Said

Written by Nandini Sethi


I’m making a list tonight, 

Of all the things I wanted to say,

But didn’t.

The list goes a little something like this:

You, stop talking,

You, your problems don’t affect anyone or anything in the slightest,

Me, I should have told you there and then. 

I write it all down, in a neat hand, 

In the hopes that one day someone will open the list, 

And be able to realize exactly what I meant to say the other day,

When I told you, “don’t worry, it will get better.” 

 I’m afraid that one day I’ll wake up and throw the list away, 

Or one day I’d just shove it in your face,

Tired of hoping, waiting for an apology. 

Somehow, I’m still sitting here,

Making a list tonight,

Of all the things I wanted to say,

But I will never say anyway. 


Nandini Sethi
Nandini Sethi

Sometimes dolefully insightful, sometimes plain distressed state of mind, but always love. I think there’s a bit of love in everything we write.

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