Friday, April 30, 2010

दिल जो टूटा हमारा

उम्मीद भी हिम्मत नहीं करती है

ख्वाहिश क्या जागेगी दुबारा

जब तम्मानाएं भी सच होने से डरती हैं

when you are with me

When you are with me
everyday is a joy
even a simple debate
is a word-i-licious ploy
the body doesn't tire
spirit feels free
passion burns in a fire
when you are with me

When you are with me
everyday has a meaning
mundane comes alive
finer's every feeling
mind's a clear sprakle
words deeper than sea
soul's in seventh heaven
when you are with me

When you are with me
i'm such a better human
i'm positive i'm fair
full of genuine care
colors become colorful
greener is every tree
moments get intensity
when you are with me

Thursday, April 29, 2010

'think' about love?

my friend suggested : think about him.
And i thought, if i have to 'think', it isn't love...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lonely

Tree against the deep blue sky
its branches bare, tall & gaunt
amidst the green and frozen winds
bravely fighting loneliness' haunt

Saturday, April 24, 2010

तुमसे मिलने को दिल करता है

यूं तो मेरा पागल दिल, किसी और पर ही मरता है

फिर मैं न जानूं क्यों हर दिन, तुमसे मिलने को दिल करता है

इस बड़ी सयानी दुनिया में, जहां एक शख्स भी न ठहरता है,

वहाँ पलके बिछाए इंतज़ार में, तुमसे मिलने को दिल करता है

वैसे तो सपनों का नगर, कभी संवरता कभी बिखरता है

खुश रहूँ या बेहद गुमसुम, तुमसे मिलने को दिल करता है

आने वाले कल की सोच, सचमुच मन भीतर डरता है

पर बीती यादों की चादर तले, तुमसे मिलने को दिल करता है..

उजड़े मन की बगिया में, सपनों का राख लहरता है

लाख मनाऊँ दिल को मगर, तुमसे मिलने को दिल करता है...

दुःख तो अपना साथी है..

There's no hurt so big

that forever i'll grieve

nor for a lost love

will i stop to live

I'll grow laugh and love

my heart won't rend

pain doesn't threaten me

i've made it my friend

Friday, April 23, 2010

FLOTSAM

When life brought you
i was fresh as spring
happy with the things
i would dance and sing

as time went by
in you i found
an echoing similarity
my soul's own sound

my queen-like-doll
is how you'd call me
a new world of dreams
thru' your eyes i'd see

stuck like glue
we'd always hang around
immeasurably in love
our hearts were bound

I knew it'd come
to the point of calling
since time's the boss
our test came rolling

i gave my hand
into yours with trust
i was ready for the fight
since you came first

but the first blow came
you tore yourself away
leaving me alone
you never saw my way

i kept trying again
in hope that i'd revive
your love for me
come back in your life

then came your excuses
some pretence some sham
in your life i was but
a mere flotsam

तुम न आए

वो मौसम जिसमे मिले थे हम
प्यार में की थीं दूरियां कम
दिन महीने साल बीते
आहें भरते आंसूं पीते
सर्द हवा में विरह सताए
सब यादें आई, पर तुम न आये

वही बारिश जिसमे भीगे थे तन
वो बातें जिनसे मिले थे मन
भर्रायी आवाज़ में निकले थे बोल
बाँध टूटा था मन को खोल
जीने के थे कितने बहाने पाए
वो वजहें धुंधलाई, पर तुम न आए

वादों की डोर से न बंधा है कोई
सिसकने को अब न कंधा है कोई
वो नोंक-झोंक, वो मस्ती की हंसी
वो कोमल स्पर्श, मानो ज़हन में बसी,
वो महकें, वो जगहें, वो सपने फिर आए
उम्मीदें उमड़ आयीं, पर तुम न आए

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Desire

like a bird for its nest
and fly for nectar
like a sanyaasi's quest
no worse no better

like a river for sea
and dog for owner
like a killer for gun
and silence for loner

my skin burns
at the thought of you
and races my pulse
till world turns blue

with feelings bare
and nakedly true
like a lioness of love
i desire you

my days float by

Without you, there's no song
no notion of right or wrong
it's strange, i can't even cry
before i know, my day floats by...

your face sits pretty in my soul
every morning your memories unroll
birds don't soar, spirits don't fly
before i know, my day floats by...

some questions haunt, without a clue
some dreams some hopes deep in blue
on lost earth, under hazy sky,
before i know, my day floats by...

cycle of wait

When we try to move on,
they throw us a bait
When we latch on to it,
they ask us to wait

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Why not Why?

A question most dreaded
for one who wants others to comply
who detests freedom, loathes liberty
is the question called ‘why’

It’s made the thinkers think
it’s made the shy try
it’s made the doer do
it’s emboldened spines to reply

It’s unsettled the elite
and insulted the sly
stirred the underdog
winged ideas to fly

So, unturn given answers
look beyond the sky
eternally let this fire burn
that makes you ask ‘why’

Saturday, April 17, 2010

as you go

A restlessness grips
And the pulse goes slow
as distances widen
As you go

Grazed to the bone
I’m empty I know
I’m dying within
As you go

I wish I could beg
In my heart I’d show
It’s a dead end for me
As you go

Friday, April 16, 2010

How i loved you..

how i loved you..
i laid bare my soul 'n heart
gave my life a whole new start
my trust grew deep, my temper sweet
more of life in every beat
living full throttle
sticking like glue
that's how i loved you

How i loved you..
i was but a naughty child
a flower growing in the wild
and then you came and when you spoke
i closed my eyes, within i woke
ideas stirred ambitions swirled
a new light flooded my world
like never before i earnestly grew
that's how i loved you

How i loved you
i used to think i knew love
which was but an illusionary bluff
love is worship, love is prayer
mind-in-soul, a feast very rare
it liberates, it heals
heart-to-action, it seals
it transformed me into a new version
stabler and abler, a better person
smooth sail or a rough ride
i have in you a humble pride
now you're gone and friends are few
but romance with life goes on like new
that's how i loved you..

Thursday, April 15, 2010

दिल से हारी

पाओगे भी न मुझको पाकर

न कर पाऊँगी तुमसे प्यार

मेरी आत्मा बसती है मुझसे बाहर

मैं खुद हूँ अपने दिल का शिकार

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

अब मैं क्या कहूं..

के जवाब ही न दे पाऊँ

मत पूछ सवाल ऐसे

दिल ज़र्रों में रोता है

बात बताऊँ भी तो कैसे..

for a half-relationship

I share with you
a bond very true
friendship and care
& a chemistry damn rare
A feeling that's vice
but equally nice
A hunger untamed
& a relationship unnamed