Thursday, August 24, 2017

मेरी टेबल पर एक डब्बा है

मेरी टेबल पर एक डब्बा है
जिसमें बहुत सी टूटी हुई चीजें हैं
फ्रिज मैगनट, पेन, झुमके,
खिलौने आदि
वो वहां इसलिए हैं
कि उन्हें जोङना है
कमबख्त वक्त ही नही मिला
इस के लिए।

फिर कल डब्बा उठाया,
चलो ये काम भी पूरा करते हैं...
सामान टटोला
तो नज़र पड़ी
उस डब्बे के एक कोने में

एक दिल भी था।

(c) shubhra
21st July, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

"If I were rain"

If I were rain,
the first shower of the season I would be,
quenching thirst of all parched souls!

Drenching all alike the birds, the trees,
wilting plants on the street
the rich and the poor,
the dance of the happy spirit
as I soak them!

(c) shubhra
June 11, 2013
inspired by Manjul Bajaj

Friday, June 09, 2017

How many?

She asked him
how many
have you truly loved

He replied
One! just one and smiled...

She smiled back
secretly hoped
answer would be two

That would assure
one of them was her...

(c) Shubhra
May 25, 2017

Monday, May 08, 2017


First it is awkward,
then annoying
and worrying
You see a pattern
and it hits home

There is shock
and pain, 
denial too;
Some justification
some attempts

Self wakes up
There is acceptance
to see the unsaid
hear the hidden

All is numb now
Life moves
Memories follow

Touch nestles
on the cushions
Smile hangs
between the paintings
gathering dust
Words play
hide and seek,
tired finally rest
on the tree in the corner

Time for a break
Narangi vodka
or a chilled beer?
or some Adel
maybe Simon & Garfunkel
Still deciding

All is numb now
Life moves
Memories remain

(c) shubhra
5th May,  2017