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.

तू रू-ब-रू

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ना करूंगा तेरे आने का ज़िक्र, कि तेरी तरफ़ से पहल हो।

शहर दूर इतना भी नहीं तेरा, कि राह में दश्त या जबल हो।

आजा तू रू-ब-रू, होने दे पलकें भारी,

पर पलकें झपकने ना पायें, कि दीदार बे-ख़लल हो।।

Glossary:
दश्त = जंगल, forest
जबल = पहाड़, mountain
रू-ब-रू = आमने-सामने, face to face
बे-ख़लल = बाधा रहित, without any interruption

This is for the times when you are having a tough time in your own head for the distance is testing your patience.

It’s for the craving to affection and annoyance to adorable catching up.

Have faith. It shall be okay.

दिलासा

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लिपटी रहती है चुप्पी, सर्द रातों के साये में,

गूंजती हैं खामोशियां, तन्हा रूह के परछाए में।

क़हर बर्पा सन्नाटों पर, जो तोड़ने लगे दम,

दिलासा ही दे जा तू, “फिर मिलेंगे हम”।।

This is when it’s been or it feels like an age when you’ve seen the other one. The nights have turned darker and more lonely. You want him/her to be with you even if you two are busy with anything (even not mutually inclusive), but just the sight of that person at an arm’s length is warm enough to keep you sane and feeling adored.

May these tough times pass by soon.

दरिया डूबा, जिस रोज़

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अधर नज़रों से उनकी, बात होती रही। 

वो साथ बैठी रही, रात होती रही।  

लहरों ने बताया कि दरिया डूबा, जिस रोज़ 

लबों से उनके, बरसात होती रही। 

This is for the times when you are lost in her voice. When you are sitting close but the glances are being exchanged for very short intervals just because you know that if you look into each others’ eyes for more than that, the passion would spike which knows no limits.

That being said, the way she’s uttering those words, they are no less than a melody, you’d love to listen to all night long, all day long. the words that are music, that are rhythmic, like the droplets on a rainy day, refreshing, pure and just adorable.

Cherish these times for they, definitely, are rare.