Fish Strolling In a Garden

Sometimes I feel like a fish strolling in a garden

Suffocating when everything around me is so beautiful

Beautiful, is it?

No seriously a garden is beautiful

But it is not where the fish belongs

Does it?

It is looking for small puddles to survive

Small puddles which are hindrances to others

And a chance to live a bit longer for the fish

Thinking I should have been a grasshopper

So that I can survive this garden

Survive this beauty

And as it ponders

Somebody stomps on the grasshopper

Not knowing how to react

Fish just looks for the next puddle closer to the pond

MaaNama #1

Iss baar jab apne sheher jaunga toh

Maa ki aankhon se chamak chura laaunga,

Taaki bade sheher ki iss andhere akelepan main

Thoda kam darr lage…

Bhaybheet khada main iss jungle main,

Maa ne haath thaam kar isse upvan bana diya…

Ek din main baithe baithe soch raha tha

Bhagwaan ko ‘yaar’ bolun ya ‘vyapaar’…

Maa ne sar pe tapli maari aur kaha,

‘Pyaar’ bol ‘Pyaar’…