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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

यक़ीं






है असर कुछ ऐसा आज की हवाओं में
यक़ीं नहीं कि सुकून मिले एक रूह को क़ब्र में
न परछाई का भरोसा न निगाहों का
गर साथ होगा तो बस अंदर का ख़ुदा उस आख़री सफ़र में

पर है अंदर ख़ुदा तो क्या बिसात रात की
कौन कहे कल अंदर का यकीं न बने सूरज गगन में
कौन कहे जो आज सैलाब बनके क़हर बरपा रहा है पानी
आज अश्क़ बन उमड़ा है
कल फूलों में ज़िन्दगी बनके न मुस्काएगा चमन में

कौन कहे जो सर्द हवाएँ आज मौत बाँट रहीं हैं
कल ज़िन्दगी की साँसें बनकर न महकेंगी बदन में
कौन कहे जो नक़ाब आज रुला रहा है
यकीं पर से यकी चुरा रहा है
कल किसी दोस्त का चेहरा बनकर न साथ आएगा ग़म में

This is something I had written in 2011 on iTimes
 

Friday, April 22, 2016

She

She has so much within to shower
But the soul that triggers her is only the one which doesn’t need to be quenched
She is the moonlight,
but the luminescence that draws her is the sun itself.
She so yearns to be awaited, to be sought eagerly.
But what pulls her is calm personified
She revers the desire of the first man for the first woman
What enthralls her is the monk like poise
She is the river itself, but what satiates her is the thirst for the sea
She revels in wisdom, but what enlightens her is the conquest of the curious man

Thursday, April 7, 2016

On time every time

Be like time for a life fully lived

It keeps moving on so do I
It doesn't wait for anyone
Those who don't value it never have enough of it
Though it moves by the limited repeated names of seconds or minutes or hours but there are unlimited unique moments in every second, minute or hour.

It's my call

Destiny can decide where we are but it cannot decide how we decide to feel about. And how we decide to feel defines who we are.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Journey towards the "Me" that I want to be

When we have less flowers to decorate a place, we use all of them on the outside and at times even tear up  and strew the flowers to cover more area. Someone who comes visiting is held captive or impressed for sometime however once the person stays for long and gets to see it all inside out, he/she is met with disappointment at the beauty of the interiors being below expectation.
Similarly, when we know less or have a shorter horizon as a person, we may impress someone by using all that we have at hand, but it cannot help us retain our relationship with the admirer of those qualities.
We need to cultivate more flowers, in other words we need to increase our treasure of qualities such as wisdom, knowledge, goodness, kindness, morals, dignity and deportment, to retain the right kind of people. Lest the few flowers will wilt and rot and would look more repulsive than a place sans flowers. A place sans flowers can be equated to a person who may not be very wise and may not have things to say, whose beauty lies in his knowledge of self and seeking.
Keep evolving, keep enriching, keep beautifying the inner self.
There is no limit to the return on this investment.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

God is with me always

I asked God to erase the memories that I don't like
He said fill in so many good thoughts that no space is left for any memories in your heart (heart because I think from my heart)
I have begun on his path
Waiting for a day when only his grace and luminescence fill me