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Sunday, 2 August 2015

शहर-1


सब दीवारें हैं यहाँ
चलती फिरती
या बस परछाइयाँ,
कोई इंसान नहीं.

ये शहर पत्थरों का है
या तिलिस्मात
छलावों का,
यहाँ भगवान नहीं.

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52 comments:

  1. Very sad and skeptical lines Amitji
    Its just a matter of perspective!
    Tomorrow you may suddenly find "life" and "laughter" in this very city of betrayal and disillusionment and a "true friend" amidst dark unfeeling shadows...who knows?

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    1. May your words come true... Amen!
      Thank you Geetashree:)

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    2. And this may also happen:
      रुको यहीं पे
      सपनों का शहर
      तबाह हुआ

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    3. Depends upon the vibes you give to your thoughts, sir....

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  2. Aaj kay jeevan ka katu satya...

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  3. Concrete jungles, where we exist and survive.. thought not necessarily live :)

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  4. Ek akela is shahar mein...the song comes to my mind reading this haiku..and I agree with Geetashree who knows what you may find here. Best things in life often come disguised. :)

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    1. I agree too:) ..and yes the song is in harmony:) Thank you Somali:)

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  5. ये शहर पत्थरों का है
    या तिलिस्मात
    छलावों का,
    यहाँ भगवान नहीं.
    बहुत बहुत सुन्दर अलफ़ाज़ अमित जी

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    1. Shukriya aapka pasand karne ke liye, Yogi ji:)

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  6. Looks like all hopes are lost!
    Well expressed.

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  7. You know what comes to my mind?
    Dil hai to dharakne ka bahana koi dhunde,
    Pathar ki tarahan dil bhi to bejaan sa kyun hai?

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  8. Lost in routines and monotony of life... are we really living? Precisely and beautifully expressed, Amit ji

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  9. all well na Amitji? :-) very well expressed...

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    1. Yes, Aaal ijj welll! Thank you Archana:)

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  10. The cacophony of concrete...all melodies are lost...

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    1. Yes, and the soulless inhabitants too (the first part)..! Thank you Maniparna:)

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  11. It is one of the most prominent and unfortunate truth of our lives

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  12. It's a pretty sad state!(and yet true!)
    Beautifully expressed!

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  13. it reminds me Iqbal's sher

    ख़ुदा तो मिलते हैं इंसान ही नहीं मिलता,
    ये चीज़ वो है जो देखि कहीं कहीं मैंने।

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    1. Iqbal sahab the great! Thank you Shayar:)

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  14. Truth of life beautifully portrayed.

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  15. पत्थरों के शहर में पत्थर के भगवान है।

    न था कुछ तो खुदा था
    कुछ न होता तो खुदा होता
    डूबोया मुझको होने ने
    न मैं होता तो क्या होता?

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    1. पत्थरों के शहर में पत्थर के भगवान है.....insaan bhi!
      न मैं होता तो क्या होता?......ye dukh bhi na hota:) Thank you Manisha:)

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  16. तिलिस्मात छलावों का,तो राक्षस रचते हैं अमित जी :) ;)

    अपनी ख्वाहिशों की यू नुमाइश न कर
    जो तेरा हैं वो तेरे दर पे जरूर आयगा
    उसकी यु आजमाइश न कर

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    1. Exactly my point, Manisha! It's been created by devils only that's why there are no humans or Gods there:)
      Loved you lines:)

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  17. Sad one! nicely and tightly penned as usual

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  18. Bahut hi udaas kavita hai Amit! Woh din bhi aayega jab shilpi ki tarah aapko patthar nahin usme chupe murat hi dikhayi dega

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    1. Mujhe aap jaise pyaare doston mein woh murat dikhaai deti hai Suresh bhai...lekin aap mein se ek bhi mere shahar mein nahin rahtaa:(
      Thank you dear:)

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  19. WOW! Weighty words, Heavy thoughts.
    It may be just a few lines, but I think you cracked it perfectly.

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  20. Bahut udaasi bhari .... Ekdum sach aur niraash bhi .. Hope all is well there ...

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    1. Yes Kokila, mere shahar ke alawaa all is well here:) Thank you, take care:)

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  21. Amitji, your lines bring to mind the song from Gaman....seene mein jalan, aankhon mein toofan sa kyon hai. Similarly, I am wondering what brought the toofan to your pen here? Cruelty and kindness; both exist everywhere and both are necessary to experience to decide which path to take, no?

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