मंगलवार, मई 18

दूर कहीं शोर सुनाई देता है

लिखने, पड़ने और रोज़मर्रा के कामों सारा दिन निकल जाता है,
दिल करता है की यहीं दिल लगा लूं,
घर वालों की देख रेख करूँ, उनका प्यार पाऊँ,
घर गृहस्ती में रम जाऊं,

फिर कहीं दूर से शोर सुनाई देता है,
बच्चों के बिलखते हुए चेहरे नज़र आने लगते हैं,
माओं के आंसूं मुझे बुलाने लगते हैं,
तबाही के मंज़र आँखों के आगे नाचने लगते हैं,
ऐसे में, कैसे घर गृहस्ती में रम जाऊं?

इंसानियत के लिए ज़िम्मेदारी का एहसास जाग जाता है,
घर का आराम काटने लगता है,
अपनी ख़ुशी को दूसरों से बांटने का मन करता है,
मुस्कुराहटों का कारोबार फिर से शुरू करने को जी करता है
फिर कैसे घर गृहस्ती में रम जाऊं

उनकी आवाज़ बनना चाहती हूँ,
सफ़ेद चादर बन कर खून-ए-जंग रोकना चाहती हूँ,
अमन की आगोश में नफरत को पिघलाना चाहती हूँ,
आंसूं और पसीने से इस लाल ज़मीन को धोना चाहती हूँ
हो नहीं सकता की मैं सिर्फ घर गृहस्ती में रम जाऊं

- गुडिया

मेरे ख्यालों

मेरे ख्यालों, मिजाज़ बदलो अपना,
अब रुख मोड़ लो अपना,
उम्मीद है तुम्हारी हमसफ़र,
खौफ से रिश्ता थोड़ लो अपना

मेरे ख्यालों, बंद कोठरी की आदत छोड़ दो,
खुली वादिओं में घूमने की आदत डालो,
झिज्को नहीं हदों से तुम,
तस्सवुर के पंख लगा कर आसमान में उड़ने की आदत डालो

मेरे ख्यालों, मुश्किलों में मौका ढूँढो,
अँधेरे में रास्ता ढूँढो,
मंजिल तो कभी न कभी मिल ही जाएगी,
गर हर कदम पे उसके निशाँ ढूँढो

सोमवार, मई 17

My baby!

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Shanu's vacation is on. He begins his day with PSP (Portable Play Station) and finishes the day with the same and in between he plays with his little doggy, Lilly and his neighborhood friends. It is a struggle to have him take bath or eat food, but it so good to see him enjoy his holidays. The big friendship between him and his little friends is so cute. It is amazing how this boy has developed strong bonds with his friends in pardes (foreign country) in such a short period of time.

He is a living miracle that grows everyday and never ceases to enliven our lives. He is a bundle of messages from God to us. He reminds us of God's grace, love and freely flowing grace. Thank God for the honor of being the mother of the most beautiful soul in the world!

रविवार, मई 16

Congratulations, Shan!

We did it once again!!! Shanu, our son, successfully completed his second academic year in a foreign land which is now slowly becoming our home. He had to work really hard between learning Spanish, adopting new learning styles, making a place in the city soccer team. Didn't get the food he liked everyday, missed his old friends and family sometimes, but with some support, he kept the focus and succeeded.

It has been difficult for him to find friends in the school because of the vast difference in theie background and the worldview. But Shan being Shan kept on working on it. He learned the new language, learned a new sport, learned new mannerisms and retained his inner beauty and eventually founds friends amongst strangers.

Shanu's success in Puerto Rico does not belong to him alone but also to the most beautiful gift that this land has given him, his Boricua grandparents, Toñita and Benjamin. They provided him with the intellectual and physical nourishment in addition to what he got from home and school.

Joe and I watched him everyday, became the bad guys when needed and celebrated his presence each day. His grandma and uncles are overjoyed with his success and all of us look forward to many more in future. His grandfather Jerry, from the heavens above, must be happy to see his blessings at work.

सोमवार, मई 10

Andar kahin abhi bachchi hoon main

Jaanti hoon ki badi ho gayi hoon main, lekin
Andar kahin, abhi bhi bachchi hoon main

Raat ke andhere se abhi bhi darti jaati hoon,
Bachchon ke saath maskari mein sab bhool jaati hoon,
Poorane doston ke liye aaj bhi machalti hoon main
Andar kahin, abhi bhi bachchi hoon main

Bado ke jaise baatein to kar leti hoon, par sab samaj nahi paati,
Raat ki neend jis gusse ko bhaga na paaye, woh pacha nahi paati,
Subah ki os jahan man ka mail dho de, abhi bhi usi zameen pe chalti hoon main
Andar kahin abhi bhi bachchi hoon main