Nazariya

Nazariya rakhta hun,
kuch haalaato ne khaara kar diya is jheel ko,
isliye dariya rakhta hun.

Par tajoorbe ko kisi nazariye mein shaamil nahi karta,
khayaal ko tay karne deta hun apna safar ,
kuch kati patango se maayus hokar,
yeh hausla uski udaan ka kaatil nahi banta

Yaadien

Is pal mein beete pal ko ghar deta hai,
patjhad mein guzri bahaarein bhar deta hai,

naye ghar mein puraani deewar dhundhta hai,
toote pool pe puraane safar boonta hai,

kal ko pareshaan kiye bina,
insaan aaj mein koi kaam nahi karta,
chaar deewari mein din bhar karle laakh jatan,
par yaadon ke jharokho ke bagair koi shaam nahi karta

Samundar

Gamo ke samandar mein aankhein taair ti hai,

ab behna bhi nahi aur rehna bhi yahi,
toh dono har raat alag alag nikalti hai

kinaaro ki talaash mein,
meethe paani ki pyaas mein,

kya yeh bas khwab bhar hai,
ya mumkin si baat,

yeh sochkar laut aati hai palkon ke pichhe,
sametkar raat bhar bikhre jasbaat…

Not on a high

Body is drunk, soul is dry ,

pouring whiskey down the throat ain’t giving it a high .

What do i do?

Sleep won’t intoxicate the darkness within,

for dreams have left the gates, feeling tired of waiting for insomnia to be over.

Now nightmares are queuing up,
to push the soul in valleys of anxiety

Leaving

As a thing leaves

roll back your sleeves,

lean on elbowed palm,

don’t babysit chaos, adopt calm,

tilt on the right side,

let the heart on left lower the tide,

blink slow,

let the frames of departure leave eyes with a glow

see the world from a different angle,

there is beauty to things entangled

let the knots just be….

Phool ke pankh

Khushbu thi us phool mein,
kar baitha ek bhool main,
use tod liya.

Kuch der baad woh murjhaane laga,
main bhi ghar jaane laga,
tabhi woh bola,

“Marne se pehle mujhe udna hai,
pal do pal hi sahi,
hawaaon pe savaar hona hai,
us titli ki tarah,
jo mujhe aksar chiddha jaati thi,
hawa chalti,
aur woh kahin door nikal jaati thi.. “

Maine apni khwaish puri kar li,
ab uski karne ka waqt tha,

Hawa ke khilaaf halki si mutthi khol di,
aur uski pankhudiyon ko pankh mein tabdeel hote dekha,

Bujhte diye ko jaise asmaan ki mehfil hote dekha