I Don’t Want To Leave This Place

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Why do we have to?
Move ahead in life,
Chase the unknown horizon,
Strode on mysterious paths.

Even if we don’t want to,
Even if we want to stay,
Right where we are,
And do what we are doing.

The destiny organizes circumstances,
In such a way that,
We have to leave the place,
And embark upon a quest.

Unknown places,
Unknown conditions,
Unknown people,
And unknown journey.

But what we know certainly is,
There is no going back.
Once we leave, we leave.
Then what do we do?

We miss that beautiful place,
Recall all the memories,
Maybe cry a little,
And let our emotions flow.

I wonder if the destiny,
Realigns the circumstances,
Get us back to the place,
We had no intention to leave.

The same place,
The same conditions,
And the same people,
Everything will be the same.

Same joy,
Same emotions,
And same vibes.
Everything same as before.

The crazy fact is,
I know this will never happen,
But I wish it would,
I just wish.

Smile Tops It All

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“How was it?” said she, the restaurant owner, with a charming smile when I went up to counter to pay bill.

I was surprised at first. I never thought she would ask for feedback.

“It was bad.” I said. “We wanted to have cold coffee and it tasted like Bournvita. I finished for the sake of finishing.” I handed over cash. “Everything is good, the ambience of cafe, service, and presentation. Looks like you worked on everything in detail. But the core of any restaurant.. Taste. Sorry to say, it failed at it.”

“We are sorry it didn’t live up to your expectations.” Disappointment was visible on her face as she returned change. “We’ll work on it. We’d be glad if you visit after some days. Anything else you would like to add?”

“Oh, I forgot to mention. You have a beautiful smile.”

Her eyes widened a little and then her face sparkled with a smile, “Thank you.”

“Welcome.”

I turned around. I was thinking and blushing on my way out. The crazy fact is, I may not visit again to know if the taste changed, but I will definitely return to see that smile.

बिछड़ गए हम आपसे जिस लम्हे में

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बिछड़ गए हम आपसे जिस लम्हे में, उस लम्हेने सारा सुकून छीन लिया,
चैन खो गया दिलका जैसे, डोर से टूटकर पतंगने अपना वजूद खो दिया,

इरादे सहम गए ज़िंदा रहनेके जैसे गर्दिशने तारोको गुम कर दिया,
खो गई हस्ती आपके बिना हमारी और परछाईओने भी पेहचाननेंसे इन्कार कर दिया,

आसमानोंकी अर्ज़ियां सुनकर लम्हे थम जाते है क्या कभी?
ज़ुन्झ ज़ुन्झ कर अपने आपसे, कोई सुलझता है क्या कभी?

खुदगर्ज़ है ये ज़िन्दगी, कभी कभार कैसे सितम ढाती है?
सितारोंको छूनेकी बात करने वालोको, हमेशा ज़मीनही क्यों नसीब हो जाती है?

दिन और रात गुजर जाते है रोज़, बिखरे हुए दिलके टुकड़े इकट्ठा करनेमें,
फिर मिलने की आसने ज़िंदा रखा है, वरना कितना वक्त लगता है अपने आपको मिटानेमें।


Wish You All A Very Happy World Poetry Day..!! 😀 😀

Power of Darkness

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I never wanted to be aloof,
No one wants to,
But I had to choose to be,
To isolate myself.

I had to choose that way,
Because I didn’t want to be,
In a company of people,
Who did not believe in me.

I knew, it included the people,
Who were close to me,
Family and friends,
I couldn’t believe, they were pulling me down.

I wanted to surround myself,
With people who will uplift me,
Who will believe in me,
When I lose all the hope.

But that’s just a fairytale for me,
I thought I’ll make myself so strong,
I won’t need anyone else to lift myself up,
But it was impossible.

So here I am, sitting alone in the room,
Trying to shed a tear at my misery.
But I can’t, I just can’t,
I don’t know what happened to me.

I can’t feel anything,
The loneliness swallowed me,
And drowned me into darkness,
From where I could see no light.

I have drowned so deep,
It even seems futile,
To make an effort,
To find the light.

This darkness is a consequence,
Of the choice I made consciously,
And I am glad I made this choice,
I could see the different world.

I see different shades of it,
Some of those shades show original versions,
Some show strange realities,
And those are uglier than I thought.

The crazy fact,
What I never thought was,
The darkness had power to show,
Brutally honest versions of the world.


(Image courtesy of Sira Anamwong at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)