The Seed of My Blood And Soul

The Seed of My Blood and Soul

                    

The seed of my blood and soul,
Emerges from the depths of my deepest pores,
Withstanding pain that transcends all known boundaries,
Pangs of which reverberate for an eternity,
Only to subside at the sight of my life’s panacea,
Drained and dazed holding my elixir,
Close to the warmth of my chest still beating very hard,
Is it the aftermath of my crowning endurance which I never had,
Or the disbelief of the feat; a prevision of the times to come,

Enveloped by strange unknown feelings of being and becoming,
An entity destined, etched deep in the fate of my race,
We manifest that inseparable bond that gestated for nine months,
Breathing together in unison, now separated by flesh and bone,
A part of me, from me, my closest extension- my farthest blood cell,
The seed of my blood and soul!

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The Other Guy

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In life, comes from nowhere, this person,

Acquaintance, colleague, equal, friend, close someone,

The one who is always there,

In joy, ecstasy, hope, tears and despair,

The trusted, the keeper of your secrets- dark and delicate,

When you share the little intricate and hold back the more intimate,

A distant part of your day, never a character of your dreams,

Worthy of your past, not deserving of the present,

A future unseen, unthought, yet unquiet,

Who is this, more like me, but never my, 

Always to be the Other Guy!!

Happy Women’s (Every) Day

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I exist because of a woman who seized & sacrificed,

To make me the brighter side of her only life,

Reflective in me is the liveliness of the other kind,

The friend, the guide, the girl the sister who never minds,

I know better, I understand well, for you were always there when I erred,

Always beside, always ready to mend, forgive and forget when I earned,

Teaching all, the meaning of life by living many lives,

It’s a harsh & cruel place that you live in,

Taught to bear, fear & sometime cave in,

Still you stand for what you are woman,

A greater being among the lesser ones,

I am what I am because of your unconditional love & care,

To stand by you and Learn to share,

Why a day alone to celebrate what should be lived every day,

Let’s make it a start on this very day…

A Very Happy Women’s Day!!!

 

(Dated: 8th March 2013)

Innocence

A look is all,needed to know who you are,
A smile is all to know how chaste you are,
A (stolen) shy glare marks your svelte presence,
A bold stare tells of your newer un-felt sense,
A face which is a telling tale of childlike simplicity,
A character vibrant enough to define itself implicitly,
A quality inherited by HIM, not in everyone’s possession,
It’s the hallmark of your existence-it’s your INNOCENCE.

(Dated: May 2007)

“एक तू ही तो है”

“एक तू ही तो है”

एक तू ही तो है, मेरे जीवन के हर पहलु में,

तेरा अक्स मेरे हर नए-पुराने चहरे में,

एक तू ही तो है, मेरी जागती-सोई आँखों में,

तुझसे ही तो पूरा होने का होता है एहसास,

तुझसे ही तो जुडी है मेरी हर छोटी-बड़ी आस,

एक तू ही तो है, अपनों से भी ज्यादा अपना,

जिसके साथ जुड़ा है मेरा हर मुक्कमल सपना,

तेरी ख़ुशी जबसे मेरी है, उस वक़्त से, हर पल तक, एक तू ही तो है!!!

Ek Aawaaz

सुना नहीं कभी आपके जैसा कोई,

जबसे हम सुनने-समझने के लायक हुए,

आपके अल्फाजों ने जब खुद से जोड़े रखा,

आपकी “आवाज़” थी मेरे सुकून का बस इक ज़रिया,

दिल के हर मौसम के सरताज तुम ही तो थे,

कभी ना मिल के हर वक़्त पास तुम ही तो थे,

बन्दगी आपकी अब तो हम ता-उम्र करेंगे,

आपको जिंदा अपनी हर सांस, हर एहसास में रखेंगे!!!

 

एक प्रयास!

आज तुम्हे अनायास ही करते हुए याद,

वोह पिछले वर्ष के बीत जाने के बाद,

जीवन के इस उथल-पुथल में सराबोर,

बीत गए कई लम्हे जो आये थे हमारी ओर,

कुछ तुम बदली, कुछ मैं भी ना रहा वोह,

पर एक आस है, रहेगी वोह सादगी, संजीदगी नहीं है जो,

क्यूंकि आस पर तो है दुनिया कायम,

और हम हैं इक प्रयास पर कायम!!