खुवाहिश/ Desire


मुसकुराहट थी झूठी लबों पे,

इक चमक थी उन नैनों में,

फिर भी नमी थी पलकों में..

ना जाने क्यों

नज़रें चुरा रहे थे वो दुनिया से..

इक अनकही-अनसुनी उदासी थी,

बरसों का इंतज़ार था,

सिर्फ इक खुवाहिश थी..

जो अपना है

उसे फिर हासिल करने की, हक से।

English Translation

There was a false smile on those lips,
There was a shine in those eyes,
Yet there was wetness in the eyelashes…
Don’t know why
They were stealing vision from the world…
There was an unsaid and unheard despair,
There was a wait of years
For just one desire
That what was mine
Had to earn it again, with all rights.

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