Two People Don’t Fall In Love At The Same Time

I fell for her
Like a star falls for the night.
And she fell for me too
Although not at the first sight.

Apparently, two people fall in love
But not at the same time;
One falls first and then waits
Days, weeks, months – for the other to realize.

And if you feel that is harsh;
If you feel love is cruel,
Just wait till you reach the end
Where love makes you a fool.

Because just like falling in love,
Falling out of love isn’t synchronized either;
Usually, one person walks out too fast,
Leaving the other person emptier than before.

And as long and difficult as waiting for someone
To fall in love with you can be,
It is worse when you are crawling out of it alone
And you have to make it look easy.

Astounding yes

There is no point in committing
To a love which is a maybe.
No logic in giving your all
For a love that’s just a possibility.

You can wait for them
To realize it for themselves;
Or you can walk away
If waiting doesn’t make sense.

But you can never force someone
To fall in love with you;
Or convince them,
If they don’t already do.

‘Cause the thing with love
I have realized, is that-
You can’t convince someone,
If they don’t feel it in their heart.

Some questions like ‘Do you love me?’
Only have two answers.
And it’s a no;
If it’s not an astounding yes.

Ek aur raat

एक और रात
यूँ ही गुज़र गयी |
ना तुमने याद किया
ना हमने गुस्ताखी की |

फिर दिल की बात
लफ्ज़ो पे आके रुक गयी |
ना तुम समझ पाएं
ना हमने कोशिश की |

तुमसे मिलने आएं
दिल ने कई बार दरख्वास्त की |
पर ना ग़म मान पाये
ना अश्क़ो ने मंज़ूरी दी |

आँखें बंद कर हम सो गए
सोचा सुबह ज़िन्दगी एक नयी करवट लेगी |
पर ना नसीब बदल पाएं
ना मजबूरियाँ बदली |

 

In English script:

Ek aur raat
Yun hi guzar gyi.
Na tumne yaad kiya,
Na humne gustaakhi ki.

Fir dil ki baat
Lafzo pe aake ruk gyi.
Na tum samajh paayein
Na humne koshish ki.

Tumse milne aaye
Dil ne kai baar darkhwast ki.
Par na gham maan paaye
Na ashqo ne manzoori di.

Aankhe band kar hum so gye
Socha subah zindagi ek nayi karwat legi.
Par na naseeb badal paayein
Na majbooriyaa badli.

उन्होंने कहा “तुम हमे याद नही करते”

प्यार को दिखावे की ज़रूरत क्यूँ होती है?
क्या हमारी आँखों में तुम्हे प्यार दिखाई नही देता?

सबूत क्या दे तुम्हे अपने प्यार का
क्या लम्हों की ख़ामोशी में तुम्हे प्यार सुनाई नही देता
?

माना हर पल तुम्हे याद नही करते
लेकिन हर पल दिल में तुम्हारी यादें होती है |

तो क्या हुआ जो इज़हार नही करते
तुमसे मिलने पे
, चेहरे पर एक चमक सी होती है |

***

आज़मा के देख लो
तुम्हारे लिए कुछ भी कर जाएंगे |

चाहे तो जान मांग के देख लो
मना नही कर पाएंगे
|

कोई ना कहे
तो क्या सच
, सच नही होता?

बस याद नही किया,
तो क्या प्यार, प्यार नही होता?

 

 

Note: People close to me complain a lot that I don’t call or message or stay in touch. It’s like a defect. I don’t know what to do about it. This poem is dedicated to all of them especially my sister Disha and my brother Sahil. And to all my friends who have this complain about my behaviour. I know it must be tough to deal with me. So thank you for sticking around and calling me and messaging me and staying in touch.

Do You Miss Me?

Tell me, do you miss me?
I wanna know.
Do you think about me
As much as I think of you?

Do the starry nights
Remind you of our late night talks?
Do you ever miss my company
When you go for one of your walks?

When you have a bad day;
Or when you work till late;
When there is no one sitting by your side
While you wait for your train;

On days when your dad is being a jerk
And your sister is being pushy;
When your friends are being difficult
And the whole world seems stupid.

Do you miss me? Tell me!
I wanna know.

***

Do you ever miss,
The afternoons spent together;
Or the morning breakfasts?
When everything seemed better
Than it actually was.

Do you miss watching movies on Sunday
Or the evenings spent by the sea;
Do you miss taking my pictures on your camera
Or my half-ass-stupid poetry?

Do you miss the times when things were good
And we had love to share;
And those times when things turned bad
But we still didn’t care?

Tell me, do you miss me at all
Or was I easy to forget?
Tell me, am I a sweet memory?
Or am I a stupid regret?

Oh wait!
Don’t tell me!
Wait!
I think I don’t want to know.

‘Cause what if you say yes?
And what if,
God forbid,
You say no!

बेगाने

न तुमने हमसे कुछ कहा
न हमने तुमसे कुछ कहा
सब कुछ अजनबियों से कहने लगे
अपनों और अजनबियों में अब फरक ही कहा रहा
|

अधूरी बातें अधूरी रह गयी
अनकही बातो को तो वक़्त ही न मिला ;
सब कुछ कह गया तुम्हारा ज़मीर
हमारी खामोशी को तो मौका ही न मिला
|

बेबस जज़्बात मेरे, मजबूरी में धस गए
दिल की कश्ती को कोई किनारा न मिला ;
बेचैन अफ़सोस मेरे लावारिस हो चले
तुम्हारे चैन
सुकून को लेकिन, उनका ठिकाना न मिला |

गीले शिकवे भी अब किस काम के
इनपे अब हमारा कोई हक़ ही न रहा ;
ये सब तो रिश्तो के नतीजे है
यहाँ तो अब कोई रिश्ता ही न रहा
|

***

अजीब हो चला है वक़्त
हम ज़ाया कर रहे है
,
फिर भी ये बीत नही रहा ;

ज़िन्दगी भी सस्ती हो चली है
हम खर्च कर रहे है
,
पर कोई खरीद नही रहा |

 

इश्क भी बदल रहा है करवट
पहले खुशिया ही खुशिया थी
अब दर्द के सिवा कुछ दिख नही रहा

तुम भी बेगाने से लगने लगे हो अब
पहले तुम्हारी आदतें सही लगती थी
अब तुम्हारी हरकतें
, दिल समझ नही पा रहा |

 

रिश्ते भी कितने अजीब होते है

किसी के साथ प्यार से ज़िन्दगी बिताने की कोशिश करो
तो सालों तक इंसान कोशिश ही करता रह जाता है ;
और उसी इंसान को ज़िन्दगी से निकालने की कोशिश करो
तो कभी कभी ज़िन्दगी भर उस एक इंसान को भुला नही पाता है
|

***

अब क्या नाम दे तुम्हे, समझ नही आ रहा

दोस्तकह नही पा रहे,
दुश्मनदिल को भा नही रहा ;
अनजानेतुम हो नही,
और अजनबीदिल बुला नही पा रहा |

शायद ‘बेगाना’ बुलाना सही रहेगा तुम्हे
क्यूंकि अपना अब तुम्हे कह नहीं सकते ;
बेगाना कहने में भी लेकिन एक अपनापन है
जो चाहे भी तो हम बदल नही सकते
|

कोई और दे न दे

अपने दर्द के दलदल में
हम खुद ही अक्सर धसते जाते है |
खुद मुसीबत खड़ी करते है
और खुद ही उसमे फसते जाते है |

दर्द / दुःख
बाँटने से कभी मिटता नहीं |
पर किसी का प्यार साथ हो
तो ये दूर दूर तक दीखता नहीं |

तन्हा कौन नही है इस दुनिया में?
पर अकेला रहना ज़रूरी तो नही |
मुश्किलें है तो क्या हुआ ?
सब लड़ाइयाँ अकेले लड़ी जाए, ऐसी कोई मजबूरी तो नही |

 

एक बात बताये?

तुम्हे युँ दर्द में देख के
अच्छा नही लग रहा |
कुछ कर भी नही पा रहे
कुछ समझ भी नही रहा |

तुम कुछ कहो
तो हमे भी समझ आये,
क्या बीत रही है तुमपे
हम भी समझ पाये |

ज़ोर नही डालेंगे तुमपे
पर तुम्हे तन्हा छोड़ना नही चाहते
तुम्हे इस हालत में देख के
हम भी बस आधे हो जाते |

 

खैर,

जो भी हो, जैसा भी हो
एक बात तुम्हे बता दे,
हम हमेशा देंगे तुम्हारा साथ
कोई और दे न दे |

Hey There Harsha Bathija

This poem is dedicated to Harsha Bathija.
We had a fight last night and both of us said things we didn’t mean to and both of us got hurt. But we talked it out and sorted everything.

After being the Chandler in the relationship (always being immature and stupid), last night I was right for the first time(and probably the last after this blog 😛 ) and she ended up feeling silly and stupid and bad for everything. (Don’t worry, we are back to me being stupid and she being awesome)

This poem is based on one of her favorite song (Hey There Delilah) and for best effects, I recommend you hear the song while reading this :).
To me, she is Delilah and I would do everything in my power to make her happy.

Hey Harsha, this one’s for you. 🙂

Poem:

 

Hey there Harsha,
What’s it like in Borivali
I am tens of miles away
But girl don’t you at all feel silly
Oh don’t you do

Nothing can bother me as much as not talking to you
I swear it’s true

 

Hey there Harsha,
Don’t you worry about the fuck ups
I am right here no matter what happens
Give this song another listen

Close your eyes
These words are my feelings
They are my disguise
I am by your side

Oh it’s the love you have for me
Oh it’s the love you have for me
Oh it’s the love you have for me
Oh it’s the love you have for me

 

Hey there Harsha,
I know things are getting hard
But just believe me girl
Someday I’ll take you to the stars
We’ll have it good

We’ll have the life I promised you we would
My promise is good

 

Hey there Harsha,
I’ve got so many things to say
If every emotion you evoke in me
Could take my breath away

I’d have stopped breathing at all
Even more in love with you I’d fall
We’d have it all

Oh it’s the things you care to do for me
Oh it’s the things you care to do for me
Oh it’s the things you care to do for me
Oh it’s the things you care to do for me

 

This distance seems pretty far
But they’ve got phones and chats and Skype and call
I’d write to you if I had no other way

Our friends would all make fun of us
But we’ll just laugh along because
We know that none of them have had it this way

Harsha, I can promise you
That by the time the night gets through
This fight won’t bother you again
And it will go back to being the same

 

Hey there Harsha,
You be good and don’t you feel uneasy
Few more days and we’ll be done with this
And all of this will be a mystery

I love you
You know I most certainly do
You can ask your heart if you want to

Hey there Harsha,
Here’s to you
This ones for you

Just remember I love you
Always have and will always do.

I love you. You don’t.

Sometimes things look complicated
But they aren’t
You are just thinking too much.

There is no solving the problem
Cause there isn’t one
You are just making up stuff.

Sometimes you just have to let it go
Even if that seems like the toughest thing to do

Being negative won’t help anyone
And hating yourself isn’t any fun.

This is over
And that is the truth
Things never stay
The way they should

So let’s not complicate things
And be stuck in hope;

The truth of matter is simple
I love you
You don’t.

Poor Love

Love isn’t boastful
It doesn’t demand
A show;
Love believes in itself
And hopes that in this dark world,
It will glow.

Sacrifice in love often goes unnoticed
But that is the reason
You should never keep score
‘Cause love is no science,
It is a matter of heart; a necessity of life
And so much more…

love is hope

Suffering is also a part of the process
‘Cause what is love,
If it can’t endure
You can’t really blame it on anyone
‘Cause suffering is innocent
And love has no cure.

Pain is another by-product of our existence
But love is not responsible here,
It didn’t cheat or lie or trick you
But it is no innocent bystander either

It’s simple logic and plain common sense:
You bleed cause you cut
It hurts cause you care,
Poor love gets blamed
‘Cause it just exaggerates what is already there.