Oh Sun

Pic : Self

even the earth
needs time off
from you,
oh my dear
shining sun,

though you be
the energy, the light
and the warmth,
that keeps
it alive,

but all life
living on it,
still needs
a break
from you,

you may
be good
to see,
and thank
on another day,

unchanged
consistent
and as punctual,
as only
you are,

but its time
for me to rest too now,
for the moon
awaits to weave
more dreams,

till the next dawn
when you’ll challenge
that weave again,
oh dear sun
its adieu from me.

————

Vidur
17Dec17

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masks/nakaab – bilingual

n a k a a b     (hindi)

chehron pe ‘dost’ ka khitab
lagaye milte hain sab,

neeyat ko nakaab
se chupai baithein hai sab,

karoon kis kis ka yakeen
ai mere khuda,

kis nazar mein dil hai
aur kis mein khanjar,

tu hi bata, mujhe kya pata.

—————–

m a s k s    (english)

everyone i see
calls himself
a ‘friend’,

with intentions
hidden
behind masks,

whom to believe
and whom
to discard,

which eyes
hold affection
and which a dagger,

tell me how
to tell the difference
oh my, dear god.

—————–

Vidur
05Dec17

t i m e

Pic : Internet

so many
wheels
turn,
behind
the two hands,

silently
invisibly,
with
utmost
precision,

we
wait
for them,
to reach
the numbers,

for
visibility
conveys,
a communicable
measure,

but the
wheels
turn,
oblivious
of our existence,

repeating motions,
devoid
of emotions,
and without
a care.

—————

Vidur
16Nov17

b e g i n n i n g s

Pic: Internet

have you ever
lost a piece
of writing,

where years
of ink rested
in short stories,

some complete
to your mind
yet not fully,

some started
and left to thaw
for a revisit,

have you ever
lost a piece
of you,

in the words
on those
missing sheets,

knowing the past
will never
find ink again,

and the blank sheets
that now
lie in front,

will only sip
those drops
that tell a story,

which has
a beginning
in today.

————–

Vidur
09Oct17

f i r e

Pic: Self

you don’t know
the storms
i have faced,

you don’t know
the fears
i have erased,

you may
know me
as what i was,

but don’t
test me
to what i can be,

the essence of fire
is always
the same,

in a lamp
it is light
which burns to give,

in a forest
it’s a  a fire
raging its wrath,

undermine
any energy
and you risk its ire,

don’t judge the form
neither
the visible matter,

when lightening falls
it seldom comes
announced,

and the tallest then
crumble
to the ground.

—————-

Vidur
03Oct17

b r e a t h e

Pic: Self

yes
it is,
so much worse
than you thought,
it could ever be,
but
breathe,

breathe yourself
slowly
back to life,
there is more
to this book,
than this chapter’s
plight,

don’t let
the weight
of this worrisome
plot,
hold you back
from moving
ahead,

breath deep,
and blow on it
with all your strength,
this page
is meant
to turn,
it eventually will,

while you,
are meant
to go on and on,
one breath
at a time,
and you too
eventually will.

————

Vidur
02Oct17