Thursday, April 17, 2014

ग़ज़ल: खामोश गुमसुम

मैख़ाना था साकी भी था जाम भी
फिर भी इक बूँद को तरस गए

कई बरस खामोश गुमसुम
कितने मौसम आये कितने गए

ताउम्र सब कुछ भुला दिया
तेरे ख्याल कुछ इस कद्र बस गए

इक राह इक ख्याल ये ज़िन्दगी
तुम कब पास आये तुम कब गए

तेरी महफ़िल तेरी नज़र के सामने
तेरी इक नज़र को तरस गए

Thursday, April 10, 2014

ग़ज़ल: जुस्तजू

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कुछ तो लोगों का ख्याल कर लेते हैं
तेरे रकीब से ही बात कर लेते हैं

तनहा रास्तों से घबराना क्या
हम दरख्तों से बात कर लेते हैं

दर्द और ज़ख्म सब अपनी जगह
हम इसीको मरहम का नाम देते हैं

बिना ज़रुरत के तो पाँव भी नहीं हिलाते
शौकिया नहीं सिर्फ भूख में शिकार का दम लेते हैं

तुम से मिलने की अब भी जुस्तजू है
चले कई बार पर रस्ते ही मुकाम बदल लेते हैं

ज़मीन लपकने को कितने आतुर हैं
सूखे पत्ते शाख से आखिरी उड़ान लेते हैं

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

10 haiku: why elders poke their nose so deep in kids affairs

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mom or dad, who is better?
nonsense people teaching senseless comparison to a child
better to focus on your own vacuum

what will you become when you grow up?
you better look carefully in the mirror of self realization
i am already grown up and on my long drive

why are you doing it? you are a kid
ok, i am but you are not
let me make my own universe in a drop of water

why did you get so less marks in exam?
i feel i am ok you are ok
you feel you are ok i am not ok

why do you talk to that boy who is so poor?
friends asked
poor, he is not, you are, who are begging

Why did you play on road, fell and got wounded?
it is better to learn about the hardest path
taste of bitterness sooner the better

don't you feel ashamed?
for not running as fast as others in a race
no, i would have if i didn't put all my efforts

will you fly your kite again after failing every time?
yes i will
till i touch the sky and shut every mouth

do you think your teacher is good?
i am not a judge
i am a kid, a learner, a student

do you know counting, poem, tables, addition?
yes i do but you better behave maturely
come, let us play chess

Sunday, April 6, 2014

haiku: destiny

confidence to overconfidence to arrogance
it was a trap! realized years later
still ponder - who poisoned river of knowledge?

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.