तुम नहीं समझोगे- You won’t understand

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To “The Kid”

तुम नहीं समझोगे

क्या समझाऊं मैं तुम्हे

जब मुझे खुद ही समझ नहीं आ रहा

फिर भी एक बार कोशिश करती हूँ

तुम जैसे मुम्बई की बारिश

मैं थी कागज़ की कोई कश्ती

बस तैरना सिखाया तुमने

तुम जैसे सूरज की पहली किरण

मैं थी रात की कोई आंधी

बस थमना सिखाया तुमने

तुम जैसे सुबह का समाचार

मैं थी बेखबर कोई अंजान

बस ज़िन्दगी से रूबरू कराया तुमने

तुम जैसे लहराती हवा

मैं थी सहमी कोई पतंग

बस आसमां का रस्ता बताया तुमने

समझ गए?

पता था मुझे!

कैसे समझोगे?

तुम हक़ीक़त हो तो मैं एक ख्वाब

तुम सही पर मैं गलत नहीं

हम दो हैं वो पहलु

जो इक दूजे बिन अधूरे

कैसे समझाऊं मैं तुम्हे

चलो, एक बार और कोशिश करती हूँ

English Translation (And again, I couldn’t do justice to the Hindi words but still..)

To “The Kid”

You won’t understand

What do I explain to you

When I myself don’t know

Still, I’ll give it a try once

You were like the rains of Mumbai

I was some boat of paper

You only taught me how to swim

You were like the first ray of the Sun

I was some storm of the night

You only taught me to stay calm

You were like the morning newspaper

I was some unaware and unknown person

You only made me come face to face with life

You were like the blowing breeze

I was some scared kite

You only showed me the way to sky


I knew!

How would you understand?

If you are reality then I am a dream

You are right but I am not wrong

We are the two sides of a coin

Who are incomplete without each other

How do I make you understand

Okay, let me try once again


Image from here.

18 thoughts on “तुम नहीं समझोगे- You won’t understand

  1. Beautiful. I loved the words “I will give it a try once” and then at the end “okay I will give it a try again”. Love is trying over and over again…never just once. ❤

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    1. Thankyou so much. 🙂
      Sometimes it’s only about expressing love and care for people to make them understand their worth in our lives.


    1. Yeah. We got a lot to learn from people of different age, other backgrounds and lifestyles. It won’t be much of a learning if we restrict ourselves within a community of people similar to us.

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