Aaj palat rahi thi zindagi ke kuch panne
Har panna jaise apni hi dastaan sunane laga
Kahin pe tha pyaar beshumar
Kahin thi gamon ki bauchaar
Kahi pe naazar aayi thodi si ruswai
Kahi laga, hui bhi thi thodi si jag hasaai
Kuch panne choot gaye they adhoore
Kuch ho kar bhi adhoore, lag rahe they poore
Kuch panno se jhalak rahi thi masoom si hansi
Kahin naazar aayi apne aap se bhi berukhi
Kahin thi arzooein dabi dabi si
Kahin khul ke jee li thi har khushi
Kahin they ankahe izhaar
Aur kabhi naazar ayi pyaar bhari takraar
Kahin mila nok-jhok, hansi-mazak ka khazana
Aur kahin tha dard ka apna afsana
In panno ki dastano ne ehsaas yeh dilaya
Rangeen hai yeh zindagai, har lamhe ka mazaa uthaya
Is haseen ehsaas se aaj phir naye panno ki kar rahi hun shuruwat
Hai yakeen ki phir se hogi ek nayi takdeer se mulakat!
I have begun to experience and understand what completions mean. I guess I am. Though there is sadness in letting go and closing chapters of life. However it truly is a liberating experience. What inspired me to write this poem was the realization as some chapters of my life are reaching completions there are many new chapters that are beginning to reveal themselves to me. It’s amazing this miracle called life and it’s magical healing ways! Cheers to the universe …Cheers to LIFE!
Also would like to make a special mention of my colleague and a new friend Rahul who is a copywriter and theatre actor in Delhi. He encouraged me to make an attempt to re connect with a language which I feel (I am ashamed to say) am not comfortable with anymore … Yes Hindi …sadly true but thanx to Rahul I have made my 1st attempt and happy to reconnect with my core yet again!