Sunday, November 2, 2008

The SRE's Response to India is my country, but......

Pataakey

Ma gayee, Baba gaye,
Mein aaj jaoon ya kal,
Kya pharak padta hai?
Ma Baba ne Partition ka taandav dekha tha.
Mera ghar sab insaanon ke liye khula hai.
Har taraf nafrat kee aandhi hai
Par ek ummeed ka diya hai
jo jalta hi ja raha hai.

meri beti ka dharm-bhai doosrey dharm ka hai
beta na jaaney kis mazhab ki bahu laayega

yeh pahli diwali thi
jab bacchon ne mujhe
ek bhi pataaka nahin jalaaaney diya
naye yug ki soch alag hai.

woh subah zaroor aayegi
jab nafrat kee aag se door
bomb ke dhamaakey sunayee nahin dengey.

us subah ke intezaar mein,
mein chalta ja raha hoon.

9 comments:

Goofy Mumma said...

So poignant, so full of hope!

Mampi said...

I extend a heartiest Amen to his hope.
A very befitting and optimistic response to your post,
and a beautiful expression in itself.
My compliments to him.

threedrinksahead said...

Beautiful.

Reads almost like a tribute to Faiz's ye woh sehar to nahin.

Indian Home Maker said...

We are all worrying about the same things :(
I loved 'beta na jaaney kis mazhab ki bahu laayega'...if everybody accepted that this is also an acceptable possibility, half our problems would be over!
Thank you both for sharing this beautiful ray of hope.

mumbaigirl said...

Both of you have written so beautifully on this. It's a terrible time.

On another "note"-have linked your post on Channulal.

Vinod Patil said...

excellent, poem is a truth. but we can make this world beautiful. Believe in one world one family.

Trishna said...

ohh beautiful...if only everyone were so tolerant.

choxbox said...

very nice :)

Subhashree said...

Beautiful and so full of hope.