Eternal

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तुम्हारे हिज्र में वैसे तो ग़म-ए-बेहद हूँ
तुम जो आए हो तो आज बहुत गदगद हूँ

सराय है दुनिया जहां से आदमी का
रफ्त जो हुआ मैं हूँ, मैं ही आमद हूँ

गर्दिशें थकें तो करती हैं आराम यहाँ
सुकून के लिए अय्याम का मैं मसनद हूँ

मैं दिलदार हूँ तो अहल-ए-दिल के वास्ते
बेदिली हो तो फिर फ़ितना-ए-आदमकद हूँ

एक डोर हूँ जिसका सिरा कोई भी नहीं
एटर्नल हूँ, सनातन हूँ, मैं तो अनहद हूँ

आवाज़-ए-हक़ को आहनी हुदूद से क्या
बाड़ के बस में नहीं हूं मैं तो बरगद हूँ।

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WHOAMI!

Belief is not the solution,
knowing is.
I believe you,
But I don’t know you.
How do I have faith?

Do I know I?
Me? Myself?
I have been led to believe
I am X.
I am told I was born at
said dd/mm/yy.
But I was just a body,
I came into being much later,
I have a faint idea,
I must be five or six,
when X came into being.

I started responding to X.
X was my name.
A little later, I learnt
A and B were my parents.
And C & D my siblings.
I believed it all.
Now I don’t believe, but know
A & B sired me,
That C & D are same blood as I,

But what if they had named me
J, Would I be J?
H? or I?
Or P, S, T, U, V, W?
I could be X, Y, Z.
Whatever you believe,
or you’re led to believe,
What I may believe,
I know that I am,
but I don’t know who?
How do I know you?
How do I have faith?