सवालों का सबब

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मुझसे ना पूछ मेरे सवालों का सबब,
तेरे जवाबों में बस ये रात कट जायें।

कहे–अनकहे ख्यालात मेरे,
तेरे ज़हन से, बे–तकल्लुफ़ बंट जायें।

दरमियान अपने दूरियां बेशुमार हैं,
दे सदा, ये कम-ज़र्फ़ दूरियां घट जायें।

बे–अदब निगाह तेरी, मिलती नहीं मेरी नजर से,
जो ठहरे दोनो साथ, वक्त सिमट जायें।

मुझसे ना पूछ मेरे सवालों का सबब,
तेरे जवाबों में बस ये रात कट जायें।

This is for the time when he/she asks you the reason for your random questions. Sometimes, it’s the concern, sometimes it’s curiosity. You may want to be a part of their life by asking these questions and live it with them, even from the distance. But then there are times, when you just ask the questions to keep the conversation going. In this moment what’s important is not what is being said in the convesation, but the sheer CONVERSATION. Keep it flowing!

खो गए सवालात

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खो गए सवालात, तेरे नाम पे लगाए थे।

शिकवे – गिले कई हमने, दिल में दफनाए थे।

जो उतरे तेरी नजरों में, बस पिघलते रहे हम

मानो, जुगनू से पूछा – “तुम जगमगाए थे?”।।

We may have a hundred questions for someone close to us that we seek answers to. These questions, or grudges can pile up over time and compound due to the distance. May get a bit ugly too.

But as soon as you sit down – face to face – in peace with your coffee, things fall in place. You may realise that nothing was actually required to be fixed (at least not as huge a mess as you anticipated it to be).

Give yourselves some time.

The key – Just keep the communication going.

वक़्त देख कर

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नहीं पहनी घड़ी तेरी तस्वीर के सामने,
कहीं रुस्वा ना कर दूं, वक़्त देख कर।
चार बातें की उस से, तो ज़रा वक़्त थमा,
मुस्कुराया ज़रा, मेरा बख़्त देख कर।

निकले कुछ रोज़, फिर हफ्ते, अब महीने हुए,
ताज्जुब में हूँ, अपनी आज़ाद गिरफ्त देख कर।
निकलेगा फिर महताब, वहां भी, यहां भी,
शरमाएगा खुद ही, अपनी शिकस्त देख कर।

नहीं पहनी घड़ी तेरी तस्वीर के सामने,
कहीं रुस्वा ना कर दूं, वक़्त देख कर।

This is for the times when the world is locked down and two of you are not able to meet as often as you used to.
An expression of affection and craving!
Pictures really help. For some, talking to pictures too.

Pro Tip: Confide in moon 😉

Glossary –
बख़्त = Destiny
महताब = Moon

क्यों हम शर्माये?

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शाम थी एक हसीं, जब मिले वो दो साये।

सिरहन थी साँसों में, नज़रें न तुम मिला पाए। 

घुमा-फिरा कर बातें, तुम टटोलते रहे जज़्बात मेरे,

पूछ ही लेते हमसे, “क्यों हम शर्माये ?”

When you are seeing someone but it seems to be a long distance relationship.

This is for the times when they catch up after months. Distance keeps them apart but they still want to see each other as soon as they can. The feelings stay ignited with flames going higher than before every time they meet.

And when they do meet finally, these feelings scream within but stay dodged!