Friday, November 25, 2011

Primum non nocere

monk urged
for unconditional compassion
do good
for happiness - and
mind mocked
have you heard not
it scoffed
Christ was crucified!
heed history
indeed deliverance
lies with sole self.

Heart hearkened then
it hastened nigh
to alert -
trust human eye to stop
at sight that's
mere skin deep
in appearances that mislead
from point -  take note
crucifixion had hung high
for all to see
worth of service
and selfless toil -
the strife for good
had thereby made
Messiah of a Man!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

बस धुंआ सी
रह गयी है ज़िन्दगी
धुंधली गंदली है नज़र
धूमिल है हर आवाज़
जो उम्मीद को
तकती पुकारती है
भरपूर जीने की आस मेरी
अब सचमुच समूची
थक चुकी है.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

cold daybreak

Its grey
its loaded heavy
with waters
they will be shed
to dowse
the shame of autumn
bereft of leaves
the trees'll mourn
their loss
then await
silent turn of season
- spring will return.

है ज़िन्दगी का कारोबार
तो चलता ही रहेगा
चाहे हो न हो साझेदार
दिल धड़कता ही रहेगा
चाहत है दुनिया को कहूँ
अलविदा तभी
हसरत को ना हो
न क़र्ज़ कोई
ना फ़र्ज़ कहीं दरकार
फिर एक पुर अमन
सांस ले हों जाऊंगी त्यार -

चलना है जो उस पार
तो चलना ही पड़ेगा!

Friday, November 11, 2011


memory of the masses
is fickle
on face of time
i trust not
to be in any thought
or ponder -
as life passes
i dwell in hope
to be remembered
by You
for in Your remembrance
I shall
surely be Eternal
as You.

Friday, November 04, 2011

life course

experiences pollinate
thoughts germinate
as seeds grow
ideas blossom
to action -
fruits of good
or bitter evil
have roots embedded
in times past -
much before.