Wingless Bird (Bilingual)

Main bhi
waqt ka hi
parinda hoon,

pankh na sahi
par khayalon mein toh
udhta hoon,

inn saanson
ki seema mein
jeeta hoon,

par unse aage
jaane ke khwab
rakhta hoon,

waqt ki shaayari
ne kuchh mukaam
aise diye,

ke pankh
na hote hue bhi
fadfadana to seekh liya,

sabr ke
becheede
imtihaanon mein,

khud ke
zameer ko
buland rakh kar,

auruon ke aage
izzat se jhukna
seekh liya,

kabhi yoonhi
kuch chalt-chalte
keh gaya,

jo na keh saka
wo aksar chup-chap
seh gaya,

main bhi
waqt ka hi
parinda hoon,

aaj aur kal
ke darmiyan
basse faaslon mein,

kuch apne khoye
khwabon
ke khilne ki,

ek chotti si
aas
to rakhta hoon,

pankh na sahi
par udhne ki khwaish
to rakhta hoon.

© vidursahdev 2019

English version:

I too
am a bird
of time,

bereft of wings
but in my thoughts
I do fly,

alive, I breathe
within the boundaries
of life,

though I dream,
someday
of going beyond,

the acts
of time,
often gave me a stage,

where a wingless bird
nevertheless learnt
how to flutter,

tests of patience
sweetly taught
me,

that a
clear conscience
and one’s character,

is never lessened
by a head that knows
how to humbly bow,

and as many times
as I spoke out
my mind,

there were times
when I swallowed
every unuttered word,

I too,
am a bird
of time,

trying
to bridge
the gap,

between
a today
and a tomorrow,

with a few dreams
that are
my own,

I may
be a bird
bereft of wings,

but in reality
I too,
long to fly.

© vidursahdev 2019

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Author: vidur sahdev

Living life...as it comes!

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