Sunday, January 29, 2012

Meri Daadimaa

Ghar ke aangan mein ek mitti ka patila tha
Shayad humare ghar jitna purana hoga?
Tum usmein roz dher saara paani bharti thi
Pyaase panchi usmein apani chonch dubate
Tripti paate, sheesh jhukate, phir ud jaate.


Sardiyo mein dhoop sekne ke liye jab tum
Maroon rang ka sweater pehne, badalo si
Neeli lohe ki kursi par baithti thi, tumhare
Sunehre baalo se suraj ki kiran chhanti thi
Aur pure aangan mein garmahat aa jaati thi.


Haath aksar kaapte the tumhare aur
Chalte waqt zor se mera haath thaam leti thi tum
School se jab main wapis aati thi, to tum mujhpe
Apana sneh barsati thi, mujhe aksar ye lagta tha
Ki tumhari zindagi ke dayare mujh mein simte hue hai


Dayare simte to the, lekin woh mere daayare the
Maa to pura din daftar mein hoti thi, tumne hi
Mujhe kahaniya sunai, aur tumhi ne lori
Raat ko jab mujhe darr lagta tha, tum us darr ko
Apane haatho ke sparsh se dur bhagati thi.


Tumhari aankhe jismein sadiyo ne
Apana dera daala hua hai, woh shayad
Ishwar ki aankhe hai? Warna itna sneh
Kaise ho sakta hai unmein? Aur in jhuriyo mein
Tumne, maano mera bachpan baandh rakha hai.


Woh bachpan jise tumne apane laad se
Sincha hai, woh bachpan jiski baatien karte
Tum kabhi nahi thakti! Lekin ab tumhari,
Aankho mein, ek thaki hui parchai nazar aati hai
Aur tumhari kaya ab bohot kamzor si lagti hai


Magar tumhari sikhai hui baatien, mujhe
Aaj bhi andhere raasto par roshni dikhati hai
Tumhara diya hua pyaar, aaj bhi mere sar par
Ek tandurust ped ke saaye ki tarah hai jisne mujhe,
Zindagi ki kathor dhoop se bachae rakha hai


Sochti hun woh bachpan kitna badnaseeb hai
Jo tumhari mamta se vanchit reh gaya,
Woh bache, jinke pass meri Dadimaa nahi thi
Unko kon kahaniya sunata hoga? Kon unko
Maa ki daant se bachata hoga?


Tumhari chaya se pare woh bachpan
Kadi dhoop mein jhulas gaya hoga
Jhulas gaya hoga !!


Note: I had written this poem for Sneh Ashram, an old age home run in Faridabad doing great service to the society, to know more please visit http://janaksewa.info/

Saturday, December 3, 2011

End of My Time

Standing at the threshold, amidst chaos
I try not to think; too many thoughts
Your shadow lingers longer; darkness
An image in my mind; an imprint perhaps
You said you'd leave; the end of my time
Lying down on the grass; can't hear a sound
Black clouds; rain washing away the red grass
Smiling I lay still; numb
Lightness of my soul; set free I fly.





Friday, November 11, 2011

Kaanch Ki Ek Shishi


Jis ghar mein hum rehte the, Kitna ajeeb tha woh ghar
Barsaat mein chhat tapakti thi uski aur
Uski boodein tumhare maathe par aa girti thi
Barsaat ki woh chand boondein maine
Kaanch ki ek shishi mein band kar rakhi hai

Sardi ki raaton mein jab tez hawa chalti thi, ghar ki woh khidaki
Zor se khul jaati thi, aur razai ke andar se
Tumhare daant kitkitaane ki awaaz aati thi
Daanton ke kitkitane ki us awaaz ko maine
Kaanch ki ek shishi mein band kar rakha hai

Ghar ka woh kona jaha tum diary mein kuch likhte the
Uske panne aksar ud jaya karte the aur 
Unmein se aksar alfaaz bikhar jate the,
Bikhare hue un alfaazon ko maine
Kaanch ki ek shishi mein band kar rakha hai

Aadhi neend se mujhe jaga kar tum kitni baatein batate the,
Aur neend mein mujhe chid-chidata hua
Dekh kar hassi ke thahake lagate the
Hassi ke un thahako ko maine
Kaanch ki ek shishi mein band kar rakha hai

Ghar hi ajeeb tha woh, waha sapane bohot aate the
Aur har ek saapane ko tum roz roz dohrate the
Sapno ki us dhoop mein aankhe chamkati thi tumhari
Aur aankho ki us chamak ko maine
Kaanch ki ek shishi mein band kar rakha hai

Kaanch ki woh shishi jismein maine,
Tumhari baaton ko, tumhare hasne ki
Awaazo ko, tumhare bikhare hue alfazo ko
Aur tumhare sapno ko samet rakha tha
Use main jaate jaate takiye ke sirhaane rakh aai thi

Socha tha ki jab kabhi tum apane aap ko khone lago
Zindagi ki bhaag daud mein tanha akele hone lago
To takiye ke sirhane rakhi hui is shishi ko dekh kar
Tum mujhe wahi paoge, par logo se suna hai maine
Ki us shishi ko dekh kar tum karwat badal kar so gae
Karwat badal kar so gae…

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Khamoshi aur Kohra

Ek roz ki baat hai, ek anjaan raah thi
Aur us par se main guzar rahi thi
Ekaant sa vatavaran tha, aur chubhne wali khamoshi
Shayad kai baras purani baat hogi
Ya ye bhi ho sakta hai ki chand lamhe hi beete hai
Us raah se guzare hue mujhe

Soona sa rasta tha, maano
Aajtak uspe ek saaya tak na pada ho
Raah mein kai unche unche ped the,
Par pedo ki ek bhi parchai na thi
Aur hoti bhi kaha se, us raah par na dhoop aati thi
Na badal, bas ek gumnaam sa kohra bana rehta tha

Kabhi na khatam hone wale is kohre mein
Saanse bozil ho jati thi, kitna bhi bhago
Kahi bhi jao bas dhua dhua sa nazar aata
Na theek se andhera tha na hi ujiyala
Aadhuri si roshni ko dekh ye maaloom padta tha
Ki is raah ko dekh kar aadhe mein hi laut gai ho

Phir na jaane kyu main is raah pe chal padi thi
Jaha na din theherta tha, na raat theherti thi
Bas ek ajeeb si khamoshi apna dera daale hue thi
Is raah se guzarte hue kai baar mann mein socha
Ki wapis mud jau, laut ke chali jau apane ghar
Par ghar tak jaane wali woh raah bhi ghum ho gai thi

Kohre ko dur bhagane ke liye aag sulgane ka socha
Raaste pe padi lakadiya batorne lagi thi main
Par gili lakadi kya jalegi? Maachis ki saari tiliya
Jal kar raakh ho gai, par ek lakadi na jali
Thak chuki thi, par baithun bhi to kaha? Ek manzil
Paana chahti thi jaau bhi to kaha?

Aage aur peeche ek ye khamoshi thi aur ye kohra
Bhatkte hue ab paav mein chhale pad gae the
Phir bhi kuch talashte hue main raah se gujar rahi thi
Ek roz ki baat hai ye, kai baras beet gae shayad
Ya chand lamhe hi guzare hai, theek se kuch dikhta nahi
Bas ek dhund si nazar aati hai, jo kabhi chhatati hi nahi !!

 



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Naram Dhoop Aur Meri Khidki Ka Chand

Sardiyo ki naram si dhoop aksar 
Alsai si aangan mein padi rehti thi mere saath 
Jaise hi maine chatai bichai 
Aa jati thi dabe paav mujhe dekh ke 
Aur baithe rehti thi mere sirhane 
Maano mujhse baatiyane aai ho

Sardi ki un raaton mein main 
Garam si ek razai mein lipti rehti thi 
Ankho pe mota sa chashma rehta tha
Aur haath mein ek kitab rehti thi 
Khidaki ka parda adha khula hota tha 
Jis mein se ek pura chaand aksar jhaaka karta tha

Ajeeb se din aur ajeeb si raatien thi woh 
Neend bohot aati thi par sone ko waqt na hota tha 
Din to maano pankh laga ke aata tha
Humari baatein sun ke uub jata hoga
Isiliye yun ud jata tha shayad, aur sabse bekhabar hum,
Apane sapno ke samundar mein dube rehte the
  
 Kitne sawaal karti thi main tumse,  
Aur mere har sawal ka tum jawab ban jaate the 
Kore canvas pe utare rango se woh din
Aur ek benaam kavi ki kalpana si woh raatein 
Naa jaane kis anjaane raaste pe kho gai humse
Ab to shayad dum bhi tod dia hoga un lamho ne

Un dino ke baare ab jab sochti hun 
To lagta hai shayad main ab bhi wahi kahi hun 
Usi razai mein lipti hui, usi chatai pe baithi hui 
Wahi adh-padhi kitaab padne ki koshish kar rahi hun
Magar ab na dhoop aati hai mere sirhane 
Aur na chaand jhaakta hai meri khidki se

Aur main bas yehi keh ke samjha leti hun mann ko
Ki aaj to badal chae hai par tum jab aaoge 
To apani muthhi mein le aaoge meri naram dhoop
Apani jeb mein rakh laaoge mera pura chaand
Aur laake taang doge meri khidaki par
In jhoote sapno ke takiye pe sone ki koshish karti hun 
Waqt to bohot hota hai magar, bas neend nahi aati hai.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Aasman

Us aasman mein bhi shayad koi rehta hoga
Uske ghane badalo par bhi kisi ka makan hoga

Udate udate panchi jab thak jaate honge
To us ghar ki chhat pe aapane pankh failate honge

Hawaijahaz jab uske saamne se guzarte honge
To us ghar ke bacche shor zarur machate honge

Ye jo suraj hai, woh aur kuch nahi
Bas unke ghar mein laga roshni ka ek bulb hai

Jis waqt woh ye bulb jalate hai
Pure asman pe sunehri si roshni fail jati hai

Ye jo badalo ke garajne ki aawaze hai
Woh us ghar ke logo ki hassi thitholi hai

Ye jo barish hai woh barish nahi hai
Bas, Sharati baccho ne rasoi ke nal khol diye hai

Maa baccho ko lori suna ke jab sulati hai, tab woh
Andhere ke bichone mein taaro ko odh kar so jate hai

Har koi jo humari duniya se chala jata hai, woh
Unke ghar hi jata hoga, wahi apna basera banata hoga

Har dukh, har vedna se pare aur is duniya se bohot dur
Wohi ek jagah hai jaha humara aadi bhi hai aur ant bhi !

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lafzon ki Chadar


Jaade ki ek subah main ghar ke bahar khadi thi,
Suraj puri tarah se nikla nahi tha
Chand puri tarah se chupa nahi tha
Andhere ki aagosh se roshni chhanti hui nikal rahi thi
Aur main nange paav thande farsh par,
Haath mein garam chai ki pyaali liye bahar khadi thi.

Sun rahi thi panchiyo ka shor
Dekh rahi thi asmaan mein failti hui suraj ki lalima
Aur intezar kar rahi thi dhoop ki narmi ka
Paav ke talve thand se jame hue the
Chubhti hui sard hawa, aur daant kit-kitane ki awaze
Chai ki chuski lete hue main bahar khadi thi

Subah ki khamoshi ko awaz dene
Neend mein dubi hui aankho ko malte hue
Narm uun ka ek shawl leke tum bahar aae
Suraj abhi bhi nikla nahi tha,
Shayad tumhare aane ka intezaar kar raha tha
Aur tumhare hi intezaar mein main bahar khadi thi

Tumne aake mujhe garam shawl mein lapeta,
Muhje dekh ke tedha sa muskurae
Aankho mein neend tab bhi thi tumhare
Aur awaz bhi alsai si thi
Magar phir bhi uth aae the tum mere pass
Aur chai se garmi churate hue hum bahar khade the

Raat ko tumne koi sapna dekha tha
Tum woh sapna mujhe dikhla rahe the
Mere kaandhe pe apna haath rakh ke
Apani baaton ki dhun mein khoye hue
Tum dur kahi mujhe liye ja rahe the
Is sapne mein khud ko dhundti hui main bahar khadi thi

Mujhe khoya hua sa khamosh sa dekh
Tum khud bhi khamosh ho gae the
Us khamoshi mein jo baatien hui thi
Unka shor un sard hawao mein tair raha tha
Baaton ka silsila kabhi na khatma hota sa lagta tha
Aur tumhare lafzon ki chadar bunte main bahar khadi thi