Monday, October 10, 2011

सच का रंग

 कुछ ख्वाब थे  सदियों के  
मेरी रूह  में पलते   हुए
तेरी साँसों की महक से
एक लौ से धधकते हुए
 इल्म था न सच होती है
सपने के हर मुस्कराहट
भूल के बैठा था मन
तेरे आने की आह्ट
क्या देखा तेरी आँखों में
जो ये फिर उमड़ आये
तेरी यादों की नमी की 
ओस ने जो सहलाये
आँखों में झाँका तो
यह मंज़र नज़र आया
जिए थे हर जनम संग
उस हकीक़त का साया
सपना कहूं कैसे तुझे
हम जिए हैं  जो संग  संग 
है तू ही सच मेरा जो
 तेरी आखों में मेरा रंग

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


 This is the sequel to Rainbow Part I posted earlier-

The splinters of glass,
Embedded in my heart
Scattered light in a rainbow
With my faith restored
Painted their brilliant hues
On my recalcitrant dreams

They, like a naughty child
Fell into a perfect line
With this swat of destiny
Lined with the jagged edge of
Your stinging barbs and thorny accusations
Riding on serrated feelings

Did you ever stop to see?
The acid burns of your silence
On my lacerated soul
See the glorious morning now
As the bitterness metamorphoses
Into a gentle forgiveness

For you created shards
Of multicoloured glass
For your own self too
And all I could feel
Was the ice in your soul
Which melted in me

My sun rose today
The glass boomeranged
Now your frozen consciousness
Needs the magic of love
Mine’s a free bird now
Forgiveness set it free

Admire it on it’s maiden sortie
It’s a woman’s flight into her essence
It’s no more a flight of fantasy!


Today my battered soul
 Rubbed shoulders with other bodies
In a public carriage
  Bruised body keeping pace
With festering feelings
 And shredded love 

The jostling, the pushing
Poking of the crevices in darkness
 When feelings turned blue
Flowing out like rancid wine 
Through vacant eyes

You travel in comfort
 In swanky cars
Insufficient to carry
 That inflated ego
   Crimson with my blood
  Your soul in hibernation
Your conscience silenced
   With lure of ’I’
Someday I'll live again
 My humble dwelling alive
 With rippling laughter
The splinters of glass
 Embedded in my heart
 Scatter light in a rainbow

My child's a woman now
  Her humanity my award
My soul restored