तो रोया था ;
ज्यादा मुसीबत पड़ी
तो चुप हो गया था ;
बहुत ज्यादा मुसीबत पड़ी है
तो हँसता हूँ ,
आखिर दुनिया में बसता हूँ .
When trouble , trials and tribulations came upon me,
When they increased,
I had become quiet ;
When they increased even more,
I began to laugh,
After all I am a resident of this world….
Just glanced through some pages of one of my Father’s work - a compilation of blank verse poems from his collection titled, ‘Kat ti Pratimaon ki Aawaz’ - the voice of images, being cut… and felt like starting the DAY off in this manner.
Sometimes it is important to be reflective. Sometimes it is important not to be too far away from the realities of life. Sometimes it is important to understand that being cynical is not a human deficiency. Sometimes it is important to accept that a utopian existence may never exist. Sometimes it is important to succumb to our frailties. Sometimes it is important to know that we are human.
We are weak and open to temptation. We are gullible and open to the point of deceit. We are afraid of our own disability and hide it behind masks. We are honest to ourselves when we are with ourselves. We lament misery on others and belie similar misery on us. We are we and they are they.. and the twain shall never meet.