Sun will rise

The orange stain

The sun
hides in vain
Unaware
of its orange stain

Into darkness
it stoops low
Alas betrayed
by the loony glow

Its just
an intervening night
for the illuminate
It is to shine bright

Reluctance and doubts
the light dispels
the mirror introduces
the light to itself

The rise is seen
Shining on the morning dew
Vibrant red
in the morning new

Aware
Realised
Resplendent
shining bright
within and outside

जिंदगी एक ख्वाब

मैं तो इक ख्वाब कि तलाश में
घूमता रहा
जब जाना कि यही ख्वाब है
फिर नींद नहीं आयी

Hey time. Wait!! Let’s string moments together

Moments are fixed
in time
And I am fixed
in this moment
While
many of my moments
pass without me

Hey time!!
I am quitting the `now`
I am going back.
You can stay
Or you can move on
Something tell me
You will wait for me

I know, that you know me better
You have been there
in each of my moments
You know
I will be back
Back to this moment
To merge with you
To create many more moments

What would you do
Without me?
Its me
Who makes the moments
for you
And fixes them
On your Callender
So slow down
As I flip another year
Lets string the moments
Lets create life

Who Cares… Who’s Real?

We heard Laila o Laila
play on the FM.
As the drums
did the rolls
Me and my daughter
play our ‘guess who’ game.

“Do you know…
Who is the drummer?”,
I ask.
“I don’t know”,
she says
“It’s ‘Amjad Khan’
I answer, to score a point.

But she says
that’s only in the movie
Who was the Real drummer?
I said…
Who cares!!!
… Who’s Real??

चलो नई कहानी लिखें

अपनी स्याही
अपने किरदार
एक कहानी हो गयी

एक से मोहबत
और एक से नफरत
क्या कहानी हो गयी

नाम किरदार का याद रहा
अपनी पहचान भूल गए
कहानी, एक सच्चाई हो गयी

किरदारों से वाह वाह
ये अब कैसी उम्मीद है
अजब बेबसी हो गयी

नए रंग की दवात ली है
नए रंगों से नए किरदार लिखेंगे
एक हसीन कहनी हो गयी