Thursday, March 01, 2012

home

In a place, now far away
(but I remember it like yesterday)
Is home.


There
The dictionary is very simple
It has words like
Happy
Hungry
Sad
Angry
Real
Feel
Think

But not words like
Right
Wrong
Proper
Should

I have forgotten
The road to that house
But not
What it looked like
From the inside – Happy. And Real.


There, one day..
Insh-e-allah
I will find my way again
Or perhaps
Guided by a guardian angel
Will wander onto that road again
And step
Through the ever familiar door


That house
Is the hope
I live on.
It has to exist.

9 comments:

Anil Singhal said...

lovely poem!!.. simple and powerful

How do we know said...

Hi Anil: Thank you!

kj said...

This is exquisitely beautiful, hdwk. You have put words to 'somewhere' so universal that it is not just you, and I, who carry this hope

Fantastic writing my friend
Xoxoxo
Love
kj

Himanshu Tandon said...

The first thing that came to my mind was Muzaffar Ali's Umrao Jaan and the ending... perhaps a bad comparison..but haven't been able to oust the verse from my head ever since..

:)

बुला रहा है कौन मुझ को चिलमनो के उस तरफ
मेरे लिए भी क्या कोई उदास बे-करार है

यह क्या जगह है दोस्तों ....

sandhya said...

True, and touching! You have captured the essense of 'home' so well. Why is it that we women never find it where we 'have' to be!

Chiya said...

Very touching..

How do we know said...

Hi kj: :-) thank you!!

hi ht: bas, yahi karna reh gaya tha... i kept humming that song for 2 hours after that.. when one was supposd to be humming the morning prayer.. thank you!

hi sandhya: "Why is it that we women never find it where we 'have' to be!" - amrita pritam put is beautifully somewhere - ghar, aurat ka vo sapna hota hai, jo kabhi poora nahi hota... or some such... lemme go look for that quote.. but we all know what we mean..


hi chiya: :-) am sorry.. really am.

A said...

Beautiful and touching, as always. Keep them coming.

Best,
A

How do we know said...

hi A: thank you!!