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A pause to reflect upon the loss of legendary Irrfan Khan & Rishi Kapoor : Mrityu Atal Hai !

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you care for me, and how much I care for you,
and each time that you think of me I know you’ll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready in heaven far above,
and that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
for all life, I’d always thought I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for and so much yet to do.
it seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while,
I’d say goodbye and hug you and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realised that this could never be,
for emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things that I’d miss come tomorrow.
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through Heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne,
He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you,
Today your life on earth is past but here it’s starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last.
and since each day’s the same, there’s no longing for the past.

But you have been so faithful, so trusting, so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
And you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me?”

So if tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,
for every time you think of me, please know I’m in your heart.

A poem by David Romano

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me –

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Sid:

Yeh baat nirali dil-e-khuddar karey hai….
Tadpe hai magar dard se inkar karey hai…
Ab khud ke bhi saaye ka bharosa nahin yaaron …..
Nazdeek jo aaye hai wahi waar karey hai….

Atul

Kyun Dil ki dhadkano Ko gunahgaar kare hai
Kahna hai to kah daal agar pyaar kare hai

Anutoolika

Keh kar Ke haal, dil ye intzaar kare hai

Dil mei jo base hai wohi inkaar kare hai

Khuddaari kaam aayi, na bebaaki se kehna

Pagal ye dil ab bhi unhi se pyaar kare hai

Shin

Meri zindgi kisi aur ki
Mere naam ka koi aur hai

Anutoolika

Ek Chehra liye fir rahe hain duniya ke liye


Ek chehra mera jee raha fakat tere liye

Suljha hua sa samajhta har koi jaane kyu mujhe

Uljha hua sa mujh mei koi doosra bhi hai

गुफ़्तगू-ए-शायरी

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When the leaves layer gold
Over the fragrant musky earth
And the breeze soft and bold
Tries to unearth
I pause at the road less taken
Mystified by the nature’s play
Admiring the golden robe
Admiring it go unrobe
And the trees shiver to the breeze
Wrapping the earth again
Isn’t it whimsical to behold
The Autum of the trees
As the clothing of the earth !

The road less taken

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आज सुनीं कुछ सुप्त रहीं धुन
कहतीं हैं जो, कहने दो
शोर के आदि थके श्रवण को
तरल शांति में बहने दो

  • Adding to an old one from 2015 as below :

आज छेड़ एक धुन मीठी सी
सुर-औ-राग में बहने दो
“भाव भरा है बहुत ह्रदय में
शब्दों को तुम रहने दो”

कहीं किनारे आतीं लेहरें
साहिल से कुछ कहने को
कभी बुलाता पलट समुन्दर
अंक में सिमटा रहने को

करें विवेचन चेहरे को पढ़
मनुज रूप के गहने को
किस तप से कुंदन आत्मा हो
किसे समझ पढ़ लेने को

शब्द भेद न सके नयन को
मूक कहें जो कहने दो
भाव भरा है बहुत ह्रदय में
शब्दों को तुम रहने दो

…..the line in quotes taken from a quote by Arpita Sinha

meditative peace @ lockdown days !