Solace


When the vast sky says hello to the enormous ocean
It’s just the breeze I hear among the roars

A half-dressed sun hides beneath the clouds
I try to dress it with a half-naked orange moon

This evening seems to have lost its sheen
And the night seduces the stars into illusion

orange

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The sun-baked hopes seem to wither
I wash their face with a new song

I look up, and then down as the silence caresses me
I hear a good-bye, my shadow moves away

It’s just me and the night, as we sleep hand in hand
a cushion of the half-naked orange moon, and a blanket of dreams

It’s Just!


It’s just I wanted to think,
Just like, I never write
It’s just that sky is so dull,
Or else the sun is too bright

It’s just I wanted to scream,
I want to start a new fight
It’s just I’m always wrong,
You think you’re always right

Image Credits: Sumner Crenshaw

Image Credits: Sumner Crenshaw

 It’s just that day never ends,
Maybe he’s late for the night
It’s just that love is so blind,
It’s never out of the sight

It’s just that white is so black,
It makes the black so white,
It’s just my thoughts are so loose,
Like broken strings of a kite

Kashmakash


Kisi kashmakash main baithe-baithe, maine socha yun hi,
Ki kya hota gar, duniya mein tera Allah or mera Ram na hota

Ki mohabbat bhi hoti, aur mere sar pe ye ilzaam na hota,
Main masumiyat ki sarhaden naapta, aur koi purn viraam na hota

Ki sharifon ki iss duniya mein, har roz katl-e-aam na hota,
Thode sach bolta main, aur kahin badnaam na hota

Ki kamaata mein shohrat aur, koi pareshaan na hota,
Shaunk paalta main khuddari ke, aur kahin nilaam na hota

Ki is gehre dhundle dhuen mein main dhoondta khud ko,
Aur raaston ki tarha yunhi benaam na hota

Kisi kashmakash main baithe-baithe, maine socha yun hi…

Mere Yaar


Hai mere honton ki ulfat
tere husn ki awaargi
Tu ankhon se na is kadar
meri khwahishon ke katl kar

Mere yaar zara reham kar
Ishq mein na itne veham kar

Thoda barasne de baadal ye
thoda bikharne de kaajal bhi
Yun is subaah mein rang bhar
yun raat ko benaam kar

Mere yaar zara reham kar
Ishq mein na itne veham kar

Ye jo pairon mein hai ghungroo
inhe na sur badalne de 
Aetbaar ka intezaar kar
intezaar ka aetbaar kar

Mere yaar zara reham kar
Ishq mein na itne veham kar

Kisi khamosh khidki se
mere dil me jhaank le zaraa 
Meri saanson pe ehsaan kar
tu mera haath thaam kar

Mere yaar zara reham kar
Ishq mein na itne veham kar

Ye jo hayaa hai chehre pe
use shabdo me piro ley 
Kahin mehfil mein naam le agar
mujhe thoda sa badnaam kar

Mere yaar zara reham kar
Ishq mein na itne veham kar…