• English Poetry

    The Night Watchman

    Dense fog hangs on Rather obstinately The underlying sense of gloom Is undeniable Rays of the morning sun Battle to sneak in The air feeble in its movement Struggles to rustle a leaf The embers have braved on Valiant in their heat They beat a cold night The ashes tell their tale The steaming cup of tea Signals a new day Dutybound or subservient He salutes with a morning wish Hope and need intertwine Need saying survive another day Hope nudging and telling him This too shall pass

  • Hindi Poetry | कविताएँ

    Tijori (तिजोरी)

    लम्हा लम्हा बीत रही है ज़िंदगी जीवन की अपनी ही एक ताल है वक्त की किसी से नहीं है बंदगी हाल-ए-जहाँ से बेवास्ता चाल है बचपन जवानी की चोटियाँ पीछे कहीं दूर छूठ गयीं ये अधेड़ उम्र की है वादियाँ बहती दरिया है, मोड़ आगे हैं कयीं कैसे ठहरें बस जायें किसी एक लम्हे में हम बिखरे पड़े हैं यादों के ढेरों मोती चमक है कुछ में और कुछ में है कम किसी लम्हे में सुबह, किसी में शाम नहीं होती भर तो ली है हमने यादों से तिजोरी वक्त के कहाँ हुए हम धनी हैं बाज़ार में माज़ी की क़ीमत है थोड़ी क्या मालूम बस सही परख़ की कमी…

  • English Poetry

    I am YOU!

    Perhaps it’s always been the case But I have begun to feel it more these days In important and in those little things In familiar yet in undescribable ways I notice it in the way I speak Even in the way I react to what I eat It manifests in my constant worry I have changed for sure and it’s bittersweet Each day I look in the mirror the feeling grows It causes me to miss you more and then not to There are no two ways about it, I am sure I was “me” now I am “you”

  • English Poetry

    I Believe

    Sunlight streams through my window But fails to lighten up my dark corners The corners of my vacant heart Life just passed me by While I sat making other plans A long winding highway with pain at every bend A journey spent in waiting for the next milestone Just tunnels without any light at the end Good things come to those who wait they say How much longer? How much further? No stopovers, no goodbyes No fleeting moments stolen from life Lifes just a one way track headed nowhere Hope is the fuel I run on And I still wait because I believe Yes, I believe

  • English Poetry

    Ode to a Sibling

    Is there a burial ground for a heartache? A deep distant corner to bury your feelings Of the sort that were suppressed Emotions left unexpressed The ache of a playmate lost The agony of a companion gone The hand that helped me walk The one who shaped the way I write and talk Never to come back again ..you're gone without a trace Every time I've thought of you I've held back Stopped myself from wondering How it would have been had you been around How you'd have felt In my moments of joy and those when I was in pain Years have passed yet the hurt remains The unsaid…

  • English Poetry

    Life In a Cliche

    I love to catch the morning sun in my eye Always believed there's a cloud with the silver lining somewhere in the sky I long to catch the winter morning breeze When it rains I relish the sight of the washed green leaves Yes there's a rainbow somewhere with a pot of gold For every ending there's a story still untold I know that good things come to those who wait That there will come a day when all the work is finished or when it is not too late I still feel the bitter truth is better than a lie That belief is in saying why not rather than…

  • English Poetry

    Time to Fly

    Some pages in the book of life are best unread No point looking back nor consider retreat Got to find a raindrop that patters to your beat There is a cloud that has your silver line There're shells at a beach for you to find Spaces for you to venture into Challenges waiting for you to try Dreams waiting to come alive Go on! Turn the page Life's waiting to be lived It's not just spreading your wings But courage that makes you fly

  • Hindi Poetry | कविताएँ

    चेहरा (ज़िंदगी का)

    कहते हैं चेहरा रूह का आइना होता है आइना भी मगर कहाँ सारा सच बतलाता है हँसते खिलखिलाते चेहरों के पीछे अक़सर झुर्रियों के बीच गहरे ज़ख़्म दबे होते हैं चाहे अनचाहे मुखौटे पहनना तो हम सीख लेतें हैं हक़ीक़त मगर अपनी गली ढूँढ ही लेती है लाख छुपाने की कोशिशों के बावजूद शिकन आख़िर नज़र आ ही जाती है हम सब कोई ना कोई बोझ तो उठाए दबाए फिरते हैं बस कभी कह के तो कभी सह के सम्भाल लेते हैं ग़म और ख़ुशी तो सहेलियाँ हैं कब एक ने दूजी का हाथ छोड़ा है इन दोनों के रिश्ते में जलन कहीं तो पलती है ज़्यादा देर एक साथ…

  • Hindi Poetry | कविताएँ

    दंगल

    वाक़िफ हैं तेरे हथकंडो से ए ज़िंदगी फ़िर भी उलझन पैदा कर ही देती हो लाख़ जतन सम्भालने के करते हैं मगर बख़ूब धोबी पच्छाड़ लगा पटक ही देती हो थेथर मगर हम भी कम कहाँ दंगल में तेरी उठ के फ़िर कूद जातें हैं थके पिटे कितने ही हो भला ख़ुद पे एक बार और दाव लगाते हैं तुम्हारे अखाड़े की लगी मिट्टी नहीं छूटती बहुत चाट ली ज़मीन की धूल गिर गिर कर ये विजय नहीं स्वाभिमान की ज़िद्द है जो लक्ष्य नहीं चूकती अब निकलेंगे अपनी पीठ पे या बाज़ी जीत कर

  • English Poetry

    A Date with a Memory

    How does one prepare To face impending despair What do you do When you know the blues are going to hit you You see the pages of calendar turn A date with a memory awaits Passing time hasn't yet healed the burns Of a day when you were hit by a cruel twist of fate You try to move on Carefully treading down memory lane Past flashing images of a loved one gone The heart laments, aches and pains The day passes punctuated with awkward silences With the mind and heart attempting conversation What one says the other refuses Each year its the same situation Someday the mind hopes the…