IJAZAT

Aaj kyu iss kadar zindagi adhoori si hai, Iss dhadkan mein bhi khamoshi si hai. Kahaan kho gayi wo bachpan ki masumiyat, Ya fir wo dar ke maare bas chhupi chhupi si hai. Tab bewajah rone par phuslaye jaate the, Aaj sau wajahen hokar bhi hasne se katrate hain. Wo jo maa baap ki daant … Continue reading IJAZAT

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IF ONLY…

He combed his white hair to a side, Then patted them into place. Dyed by time and embellished by age, As the mirror smiled back a wrinkled face. He gargled his mouth and spit it out, Sprayed perfume on his new shirt. Then powdered his face for the only one, Who had always known his … Continue reading IF ONLY…

MAGIC

With a black hat on his head, And a black jacket full sleeved. With Abra-kadabra and sleight of hand, It was reality itself that he teased. A magician he was, Renowned by all. Kids or adults, Alike did he enthrall. My hands are empty, Oft' he would say. And conjure a bouquet, In broad light … Continue reading MAGIC

TE AMO

“Jis inaayat ki tarah tujhe paya hai,  utni hi shiddat ke saath tujhe chaha hai, Tera pasbaan rahunga sada, jo tere pyaar ko riwayat banaya hai.” (Inaayat – blessing; shiddat- intensity; pasbaan – protector; riwayat – tradition) LOVE,  1 word, 4 letters, multiple meanings. It Is strong, it is all-conquering, it is also the biggest … Continue reading TE AMO