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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

"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,
witnessing
the dance of the happy spirit
as I soak them!(c) shubhra
June 11, 2013
inspired by Manjul Bajaj

How many?

She asked him
how many
have you truly lovedHe replied
One! just one and smiled... She smiled back
secretly hoped
answer would be twoThat would assure
one of them was her...(c) Shubhra
May 25, 2017

Sense

First it is awkward,
then annoying
and worrying
You see a pattern
and it hits homeThere is shock
and pain, 
denial too;
Some justification
some attemptsSelf wakes up
There is acceptance
to see the unsaid
hear the hiddenAll 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