इंसान

इंसान नही वो कायर है,

अहंकार से भरा हुआ,

बेइमानी में धसा हुआ,

झूठ की बुनियाद पे जिसका,

हो साम्राज्य टिका हुआ,

जात, बिरादरी या भगवान हूँ अल्लाह,

हो कारोबार जिसका सधा,

इंसान नही वो कायर है,

शर्मसार जिससे ये आयत है,

छीन कर गुड्डे गुड्डियाँ जिसने थमाईं,

असला, बारूद, भीख का कटोरा,

बंद दरवाज़ों में दफ़्न किए,

कई सपने बेपनाह,

इंसान नही वो कायर है,

देवी कह कर पूजता वोहि है,

लक्ष्मी भी तो वोहि है,

फिर क्यूँ नही सोचता है,

अबला भी तो एक प्राणी है,

जन्म भी जिसका नग्वारा है,

पल्लू ही जिसका आँगन है,

तेज़ाब ने भी उसका ना जाने क्या क्या बिगाड़ा है,

इंसान नही वो कायर है,

हवाओं का भी आज चिरहरण हुआ है,

भुखमरी, अकाल, विनाश का धुआँ है,

इंसान ही इंसान का दुश्मन बना है,

सीमाओं पे ही हर वक्त पहरा है,

हूँ मैं भी, शायद हो तुम भी,

हो ख़ौफ़ जहां, वहाँ होगा और क्या भी,

कोशिश आज चलो मिलके करें सभी,

बूँद बूँद कर सागर भरे ही तो भी,

ऊँच नीच, क्या तेरा मेरा,

हो सारा संसार अपना रैन बसेरा,

होगी शायद आज भी कहीं इंसानियत छुपी हुई,

होगी शायद आज भी कहीं करुणा छुपी हुई,

ख़ौफ़ को आज जीतने नही देंगे,

तुम भी हो, मैं भी हूँ, हम सब भी हैं,

आज बहादुर सभी,

इंसान का इंसान से प्यार,

हो मंत्र सबका यही….

Why make it so complex?

Why make it so complex,

The winds from the east,

The water from the north,

The migrant birds,

The distant clouds,

Rule of life it always has been,

Diversity is the only beauty evergreen,

No one choses the way they are,

No one selects the place to be born,

Fate they say decide your place,

Your Karma they say decides your place,

Isn’t life beautiful in all its ways,

Why make it so complex,

Caste, religion, creed or sex,

Black or white or coloured or trans,

Slow, fast, exceptional or sans,

Will it matter when you are underground,

I pray to the lord, my work, the seen,

Do I become strong or weak,

My hands give me the food to eat,

The house to build, the clothes to wear,

The mind clears the way,

The heart opens my door,

Isn’t life beautiful in all its ways,

I respect the face of kindness,

Of compassion and empathy,

I respect the differences,

They all make us unique,

My lord can be whoever I wish to be,

The mind, the holy or the unseen,

For I respect life,

This life and all the lives,

The purpose of a life would be achieved,

For the day would be the greatest,

Lives would be treated as living,

No semblance of caste, race, sex or religion,

The strong carry the weak,

The major guard the numbered,

No closet, No need to hide,

The lungs breathe the freshest of airs,

Concrete jungles painted green,

Winds flow over continents,

The rivers caress the golden plains,

The clouds mist over the living,

And we become what has always been,

Beings that nurture, protect and help to grow,

Why make it so complex,

Isn’t life beautiful in all its ways …..

Run

As the time slowly crept,

Days, nights, years,

Sometimes too fast,

And too mellow,

I ran from the things along,

Sometimes a herd of unknown,

Sometimes those known unknown,

Desires sometimes pulled me down,

Just normal human desires,

A craving for human touch,

An ear to listen,

A mouth to kiss,

I ran from places of joy,

Of merry and ploy,

And into abyss,

Or sometimes decay,

Of the body,

The soul,

When clouds would thunder,

Over my horizons,

I would sometimes wonder,

Maybe this is the apocalypse,

The night for the new beginning,

And pull over my blanket,

For I was scared,

Maybe I am scared,

And as I run,

To a place even I don’t see clear,

The storm brewing inside my chest,

The numb of my senses,

The ghosts of my past,

The devils of my present,

The Noah of my future,

Maybe this is the way it is supposed to be,

Face it,

Sprint away,

Maybe the confusion shall always remain,

Or maybe I’ll run again……

रोशनी

रोशनी का भी क्या कोई मुक़ाम होगा,

ना जाने क्यूँ फिर ये रोशन कर जाती है कई सर्द रातें,

बेजान में फूँक जाती है ये बेबाक़ जान,

इल्म ही नहीं इसे शायद,

क्या मुकम्मल इसकी बाज़ुएँ हैं,

ये है तो सब है,

ये नहीं तो क्या है…..

Mist Air…..

She was slowly diminished from his memory,

The words, the skin and all the roses red,

A century might have passed since I saw her,

He exclaimed while he strolled,

Her smell, her touch and oh god that beautiful hair,

Lost in the shadows among the unnamed,

She was still there,

But nowhere here,

They say time heals the worst of all scars,

She was his time and he was her mist air…….

Night

As the night slowly descends,

The ghosts of the past,

The mistakes, the lost and the smothered,

The boy scared to his deepest bones,

Prepares himself for them,

Those that have chased him for eternity,

Hopelessness, despair and plight,

Everynight they come,

Sometimes shrivels him in his sleep,

Sometimes drop him to the trenches deep,

The boy scared and lonely,

Closes his eyes and tell himself each day,

This all would be worth someday,

For the night is not eternal,

For the plight is not eternal…..

पैमाना

कुछ इस क़दर गये थे तुम,

आज भी उन सिलवटों को काग़ज़ पर उतारने कि कोशिश कर रहा हूँ,

ना जाने कैसा ख़ुमार था कशिश में तुम्हारी,

मैं आज भी अपना पैमाना ढूंढ रहा हूँ…….

She fell from the stars….

She fell from the stars,

Right into his life,

Who says miracles dont happen,

An angel loved a man,

For what he was,

And he loved her,

The imperfectly perfect she,

Do forms matter,

Do souls seek each other by physical,

Or is the energy that attracts,

He had always asked,

That day he got answers,

She fell from the stars,

And stayed forever…..

Water

As the water flows down her,
Every crevice, every canyon,
The villages on the way,
The abandoned and the young,
Fields of sunflowers,
Deserts too,
The simmer shine of the sun,
The dark of the marshes,
The hot springs,
Quick sand too,
The water flows down her,
And inside her,
To spaces untouched,
Unexplored and unreachable,
The places she rarely goes,
Or goes too often,
A little girl maybe,
Or with hair turned grey,
The water flows,
It rarely stops,
Ice to stream and then the mighty ocean,
Water learns as it goes along the way,
It changes its way sometimes,
Sometimes turn mountains to dust,
It is not the outside that matters,
It tells itself everyday,
Each day it starts,
A new adventure,
Maybe a new colony to civilize,
And as water flows down her,
She realizes,
She is like water,
Or maybe she is water……