Just when emotions thawed
a butter knife was pierced.
They cut me slowly
softly ripping through all the years
in a matter of seconds.
By the time the (knife’s) point reached
bottom of the heart
all attachments melted away.
They kept searching for the pieces,
while i was all over the place
unwilling to gather myself again.
Kuch bin maange, kuch bewaqt mile,
jinse bach nikalna chaha,
wahi raaste mein pade mile.
Teekhe labzo ko odhkar,
hamesha mere sawalon ko bepata chhodkar woh aye,
par unki sachhai meri umeed ko itna raund gayi,
ki mann jhoothi tasalli chahne laga.
Khamoshi mein milkar ek goonj de gaye,
jisse aaj bhi meri khamoshiyaan pareshaan hoti hai,
zindagi shayad dhero unsuljhe sawaalo se kuch unchaahe jawaab peeroti hai
When a thing is slipping from your fingers while you await the arrival of another,
when roads lead to destination, but you don’t feel like travelling any further,
when the dilemma of rushing or letting it go begins to churn your peace,
when your maturity is making your silence pay higher fees,
when you have run out of options and don’t have a plan in place,
when you have run out of gasoline and you want to set everything ablaze.
You taught me pain,
and i booed it.
You gave me a scar,
and i tattooed it.
Expressions turned a blank page day by day..
and journal was spilling with words
emotions haven’t died
they just chose a different door to leave
What isn’t there,
but weighs you down,
and you carry it like a trophy on head
Am still holding
onto the shadows of stars
who left my skies.
Each night the dark room is lit up,
to see if they are carefully held in hostage,
so i can see them glitter in dreams …
Never answer folded hands
with folded arms.
Release the anxiety gripped in your fist,
let the arrow cut through the mist.
Accept that something is beyond your control,
believe magic happens in blind spots you can’t patrol.
Just let it breathe,
take the first step, a marathon is breathing beneath….
Thamne aur thaamne ki jaddo-jehed thi,
aakhon mein tairta khara paani,
labo pe raengti kuch aakhri boondein shehed ki….lekar..
naa jaane kis pyaas mein jee rahe the...