Pehchaan

Haan kuch toh hoon, kahin toh hoon,
Aaj har woh mukaam par nahi, jo socha,
Par jahan gir kar uth saka, uth kar gir saka,
Har us unchaai ki aakhri eent ka pehlu sa,
Meri soch ke daayre se pare,
Jo mujhe thodi aur door le chala,
Jahaan aaj hoon, wahin kal bhi tha, thoda behtar,
Thoda sa sehma hua…

Har chehre ke peeche ek soch, har soch ke peeche ek chehra,
Meri umeedon ka woh kehr aur yaadon ka basera,
Chalta raha main ruka nahi, kehte hai wahi zindagi hai,
Behte rahe nadi toh hi ek Ma ki kahin pakti roti hai,
Janaaze toh kayi dekhe honge aapne,
Kya kabhi soch ke darwazon ke paar ek dastak di hai?
Kya us khidki se chamakte hue chand ko dia hai savera?
Haan kehte hai kavi thode dukhi se hote hai,
Na main phir kavi hua, na lekhak,
Main toh bas soch banke kisi ki aahaton mein nikal pada,
Thoda behtar,
Thoda sehma hua…

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Sangeet ka woh shabdon mein nritya karna,
Shabdon ka phir se usse ek geet mein pesh karna,
Kya yahi pesha hai kalaakar ka?
Kya yahi chalti hui saanson ka varnan hai?
Kuch sawaal jawaab se lagte hai,
Kuch jawaab sawaal banke reh jaate hai,
Aao phir se chale tehelne uss gali ke ant pe,
Jahan se humne zindagi ki shuruaat ki thi,
Jahan tha mein thoda behtar,
Thoda sehma hua…

Kisi ki hasee mein aaj mujhe meri ma ka khilkhilaana yaad aata hai,
Koi ro de agar mere saamne toh haath thartharaane lagte,
Kya yahi insaaniyat ki pehli nishaani hai?
Ya kahaani yeh phir puraani hai?
Kuch betaaj panne,
Aur anginat kalamon ki looti hui siyaahi,
Kahin mil jaaye aapko toh meri bhi salaah karna,
Hai woh meri ek pehchaan,
Tha main jab thoda behtar,
Thoda sehma hua…

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8 Comments, RSS

  1. Jaibala Rao October 29, 2016 @ 11:59 am

    So many aspects to identity, each critical in making us who we are, and yet anyone of them isn’t us at all. just like the sum of parts makes a whole, and yet the part is not the whole. I realised that it is not easy to know who we really are, but once we do, it is very difficult to remain that person.

    PS: This has inspired me to write in Marathi again. I must soon.
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    • adodani November 2, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

      I am glad that it inspired you in one way or the other, Jai 🙂 Thanks for always being a consistent reader.

  2. Aditi November 1, 2016 @ 12:29 am

    I am spellbound. This is so beautiful written!


    Har chehre ke peeche ek soch, har soch ke peeche ek chehra,
    Meri umeedon ka woh kehr aur yaadon ka basera,
    Chalta raha main ruka nahi, kehte hai wahi zindagi hai

    Haan, yahi zindagi hai.
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    • adodani November 2, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting 🙂 Glad you loved it.

  3. Dixita Mour November 2, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

    Such a beautiful read …
    This is like poetry in motion
    Flaws beautiful with every line.
    Over the questions in the poem, they are so strong and written so rhymingly
    Great job.
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    • adodani November 2, 2016 @ 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  4. Saumy Nagayach November 3, 2016 @ 4:40 pm

    A very deep and an endearing poem, Ashwini! Loved the second stanza and the emotions you poured out in such a beautiful manner. Keep writing! 🙂
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    • adodani November 3, 2016 @ 4:55 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂

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