Saturday, February 18, 2006

bechara

Kisi ko dekha,dekha kisi ko,
aankhen chaar nahin aath huyi,
kyonki chashme se dekha use,
jo chashma pehan ke aayi,

thodi sharmayi, thodi ghabrayi,
haathone mein chai ka tray wo lai,
shock toh laga, par chashma na toota,
jo nazar se utar ke wo dil mein samayi,

ab do chaar sawalon ki jhadi lagayi,
sawal sidhe saade,
jaise chai kya aapne banai,
jawab mein simple pendulum jaise,
wo apna sar upar aur niche layi,

koi na dikha toh baat badhai,
na na baaton se pahle haath badhya,
par udhar se koi response na aayi,

dil ka panchhi toh nikal bhaga,
dimag tha kaboo mein toh yeh sandeh jaga,
samne wala itna kyon chup hai,
aisa toh nahin ki wo by birth mook hai,

uparwale ko yaad kar dubara prayas kiya,
priye kuchh kaho, yun toh chup na raho,

badi surili si ek aawaz aayi,
ji meri hamdardi aapke saath hai,
magar mera haath kisi aur ke haath hai.



Friday, February 17, 2006

Ek raat

Zindagi se lambi,
maut se gahri,
wo raat, door kisi,
pahadi par thi thahri,

thaharna jo bhuli,
hawa chalti gayi,
chalti hi gayi,
pahar tak magar,
gayi nahin chandni,
aur uska tej,

tej tha chand,
aur bujhi si ghatayen,
ghataon ki god mein,
soye se taare,

taaron ke kalrav se,
shayad tooti thi nind,
toota nahin magar,
gati ka sangeet.




Wednesday, February 15, 2006

tanhai

Tanhai mein aksar,
suna karte hain,
khamoshi ki aawazen,
bhid mein aksar,
rah jaate hain tadapkar,
haan mujhe darr lagta hai,
akelepan ke shor se!



Saturday, February 11, 2006

Jalti sulagti wo,
saanson mein samaati rahi,
adharon se lagkar, nashe mein duboti gayi,
dhuen se raakh tak jo,
rang pal-pal badalti rahi,
saath apne jaan, thodi meri bhi le gayi.