Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bachpan ka Raja

My father was sick some time back. While talking to him, I felt that age has slowly began to crawl on him. Its a very strange and uneasy feeling when a son realizes this for the first time and these words flew by themselves. Here is the poem dedicated to all the fathers. (English version below)


जिस  बरगद  की  छाँव  में  बचपन , खुद  का  बढ़ते  देखा  मैंने ,
उस  बरगद  के  ऊपर  अब  एक , उम्र  को  चढ़ते  देखा  मैंने ,


पके  पकाए  आम  हैं  खाए , अब  तक  जिसकी  मेहनत  के ,
कल  उससे  सूखे  मुरझाये , पत्ते  झड़ते  देखा  मैंने ,

में  जिनसे  रोशन  हूँ  जिनमें , में  सपनों  सा  रहता  हूँ ,
चाँद  सी  उन  आँखों  के  नीचे , धब्बे  पढ़ते   देखा  मैंने ,

जो  शाखों  पर  थाम  मुझे , आकाश  दिलाया  करता  था ,
उसको  लाठी  हाथ  में  थामे , धरती  से  लड़ते  देखा  मैंने ,

सच  अब  लगती  हैं  उसकी  वो , बचपन  वाली  सारी  बातें ,
कल  मेरी  झूठी  बातों  पर , हामी  भरते  देखा  मैंने ,

रात  रात  भर  जाग  के  मेरी , पहरेदारी  करने  वाली ,
बोझिल  थकती  आँखों  में  अब , नींद  को  लगते  देखा  मैंने ,

ताज  नहीं  कोई  राज  नहीं  पर  फिर  भी  राजा  लगता  था ,
बचपन  के  उस  राजा  को  कल , बाप  में  ढलते  देखा  मैंने....

जिस  बरगद  की  छाँव  में  बचपन , खुद  का  बढ़ते  देखा  मैंने ,
उस  बरगद  के  ऊपर  अब  एक , उम्र  को  चढ़ते  देखा  मैंने ,



Jis bargad ki chhanv men bachpan, khud kaa badhte dekhaa maine,
Us bargad ke upar ab ek, umra ko chadhte dekhaa maine,

Pake pakaye aam hain khaaye, ab tak jiskii mehnat ke,
kal usse sookhe murjhaaye, patte jhadte dekha maine,

Mein jinse roshan huun jinmen, mein sapnon saa rehtaa huun,
Chaand sii un aankhon ke neeche, dhabbe padhte dekhaa maine,

Jo shaakhon par thaam mujhe, aakaash dilaya karta tha,
Usko laathi haath men thaame, dharti se ladte dekhaa maine,

Raat raat bhar jaag ke merii, pehredaari karne walii,
Bojhil thakti aankhon men ab, neend ko lagte dekhaa maine,

Sach ab lagti hain uski wo, bachpan wali saari baatein,
Kal meri jhuuthi baaton par, haami bharte dekha maine,

Taaj nahii koii raaj nahii par fir bhi raja lagtaa tha,
Bachpan ke us raja ko kal, baap men dhalte dekha maine....

Jis bargad ki chhanv men bachpan, khud ka badhte dekha maine,
Us bargad ke upar ab ek, umra ko chadhte dekha maine,




20 comments:

Aalisha said...

jus like u r feeling lucky to hav a father like him .,. now make him feel proud for a son lyk u !!!! god bless u both

Namrata Shrivastav said...

v well written ......uncle will be really proud of u.and u have long way to go keep up the spirit

johnny said...

baki sab accha hai par wo aam or bargad samjha de :P

Mudasser said...

Bahot Umda..Hum apne jawaan hone me itne masroof ho jate hai ki bhool jate hai ki maa-baap boodhe ho rhe..very touching and beautifully penned!!

Deepak said...

Khare u r wasting your time in Nomura!! How do u come up with this stuff??

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Rohan Bhatore said...

dil bhar aaya padh ke :|

Ayush Batra said...

touching..

Ankit said...

वाह भाई क्या लिखा है.... आखें भर आई |

Anonymous said...

bhaia , it is simply awsum..d real thing wich a child should feel , when he grows up ...

Anonymous said...

Apne bachpan ke dino ko jis aayne me dikhaya hai aapne, bara khubsurat hai wo tasveer. Well done!

Sanchita said...

Apne bachpan ke dino ko jis aayne me dikhaya hai aapne, bara khubsurat hai wo tasveer. Well done! --- Sanchita

vidit said...

Khare Ji.. umdaaaa :)

Pooja Rai said...

bful! touching! deep !! :)

MANMOHAN SINGH said...

bahut sahi likha hai se kahunga sach likha hai dost, truly touching. i believe every guy must read this because very often we even don't know the pain & obstacles they overcome for the sake of our prosperity.

Tamanna said...

My Mom is unwell... I can grasp each emotion of it... Thank you bhaiya Hats off to u....

anjali said...

dil ki gahrai se likha hai.. bhot hi pyara...

राकेश श्रीवास्तव said...

मर्मस्पर्शी !

NYSH said...

After a long time, heart touching gazal... words cant describe it, only heart can...

Jai Bhardwaj said...

हृदय पर एक अमिट छाप छोड़ गयी आपकी यह ग़ज़ल। आभार।