Behold, its the 21st century,
ohh ! .. the wonders it has brought,
Hmm.. the earth is a little more hot,
It’s climate change… so what ?
Broadening minds and narrowing hearts,
the world is now smaller, but in many parts.
Beautiful smiles lined with the most expensive lipsticks,
both men and women, now hide it all better.
Calls are frequent, but connections are rare,
Blend in – Blend in.. ohh, don’t you dare..
For yes, the gen Z may be more “understanding”
but in the same breath so unforgiving.
But I pity them .
आइने का अक्स अब झूठा लगता है,
उस पार तो दरिया
पर इस पार समन्दर दिखता है।।
Teri har baat per harz hoga
Iss zamaane ke liye tu hamesha ‘khudgarz’ hi hoga .
I picked up a pen and paper
and as I sat, I felt this hollow in my heart like I cant breathe but just write.
I felt an old pain that has surfaced above , like a lost message in the bottle .
l felt the fear building around my bones,
all the uncertainity biting on my soul.
I sensed this strange, scary but , so familiar darkness around me.
After so long , I felt that my mind had too much to say but my heart was numb.
The page before me was blank.
Zindagi mai agar sab kuch haasil ho jaye,
toh woh zindagi kaha ….
Aur khwaab jo saare poore hojaye,
toh zindagi kis kaam ki ?
Sitting on the dark cold floor is the shadow of a girl who laughs loudly in broad day light.
She is never out of words but, her shadow has nothing to say..
She has her pockets filled with hope,
but her shadow is just tumbling down the slope.
And yet, they both go along so well…
Just because she is a liar!