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Poem #5 (inspired by the song)

Tere bina zindagi se koi, shikwa, to nahi
Shikwa nahi, shikwa nahi, shikwa nahi
Tere bina zindagi bhi lekin, zindagi, to nahi
Zindagi nahi, zindagi nahi, zindagi nahi
Tere bina zindagi se koyi, shikwa, to nahi 
         
Kaash aisa ho tere kadmo se
Chun ke manzil chale aur kahi door kahi
Tum gar saath ho, manzilo ki kami to nahi
Tere bina zindagi se koyi, shikwa, to nahi 
         
Jee mein aata hai, tere daaman mein
Sar jhuka ke ham rote rahe, rote rahe
Teri bhi aankho mein, aansuo ki nami to nahi 
         
Tum jo keh do to aaj ki raat
Chaand doobega nahi, raat ko rok lo
Raat ki baat hai, aur zindagi baaki to nahi                                  

Poet describes his lover as thus:

I do not have any issues in my life besides you,

In the same breath he goes onto say:

That inspite of issues, there is no life without you…

It’s an antithesis conveyed. Two contrasting thoughts but conveys the same feeling of intense love. The lover is so deeply involved that maybe after complaining in the first line he retracts his words and calls out to his life. The intensity of his belongingness is conveyed in the next verse.

Alas! I wish that we may choose to tread on your path and walk far away from here,

And if you walk with me, then there are infinte destinations to walk to

After this verse the word issue (shikwa) takes a positive connotation for a reader like me. The beautiful romantic walk is described in this verse. When the lovers start walking, they forget this world and tend to walk away from it. They are so engrossed in each other that they do not notice the world around. And at the same time can see infinite destinations. To love is to dream, and they dream.

Later the poet describes thus :

That whenever I feel like crying I find your womb to be the most soothing place to cry in.

And you too have tears which do not fade away easily…

Am reminded of our childhood when the womb of our mother was the best place to cry in. Is the lover trying to find his solace here? This moment is so dear, that maybe the lover tries to find his mother or the essence of motherly love in his partner.

And last verse is related with the moon(any romantic poem is incomplete without the reference to the moon) :

If you just command me, then I will not let the moon set on the horizons and will stop the night from fading away,

The talk (belongingness) is just for the night (the life) and nothing else…

Here the aesthetic value of moon is compared to life. Just as the lover never subsides nor does the moon with his moonlight subsides. Again it’s a contradiction. As we all know the moon waxes and wanes every fortnight, so are the ups and downs in life. But if you are with me, then we will have no issues.

My readers it’s an unknown field which am trying to chart… so will wait for your response.

And lastly, the descriptions may differ cause everyone will decipher the poem with their own perspective…

Author:

Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

27 thoughts on “Poem #5 (inspired by the song)

      1. Poet might have written for Two lovers but when you love someone with intensity and that someone is Almighty who is with me and within me
        Without him i am nothing
        You laugh with him
        You play with him
        You cry with him

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    1. Just excellent!!!👍👍👌👌👌 Your mastery on words is nice!! No doubt your words are lucid and depicting very essence!!!

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  1. Good interpretation. Lalitbhai there are so many Bollywood songs which I believe that GOD has inspired. Inclination towards bhakti/showing different levels of bhakti. We can called it NEOBHAKTI SONGS. I am making few collection of it whenever I came across such a songs.

    Very Good ..keep it up.

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