Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Yardstick!


Such was plight
Luck never smiled
I was a waste for time or try

Now is the case
When people chase
Voilà! scrap is apple of eye




यूँ तो मेरे मुआमले में किस्मत रही कुछ सख़त,
मेरी गुस्ताखिओं  का उनको ना इल्म था ना वक़्त,
गोया हुआ क्या ज़माने से मेरी  इजाद के बाद,
मेरे घर में पड़ी कीमत औरों की दाद के बाद



26 comments:

  1. Strange are the ways of destiny indeed... You have a talent with words, that too in two languages:)

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    1. Thanks Reshma,

      Really happy that you liked it.

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  2. I love the last line - मेरे घर में पड़ी कीमत औरों की दाद के बाद।

    This is true all too often in life.

    As usual, a way with words that I envy and admire :)

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    1. Yes, It is true quite often and we tag it as success.

      Thank you so much for your lovely words.

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  3. You continue to amaze..

    Voilà! scrap is apple of eye
    मेरे घर में पड़ी कीमत औरों की दाद के बाद।

    concluding lines in both the languages are exceptional. difficult to pick one.

    once again. two bodies.. one soul.. full marks to Meenakshi.. keep coming with more.. i am very sure that only few people can do that.. i will rather not attempt.. :) too good dear.

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    1. Oh! You should rather attempt it, I know it would be exceptional given your prowess with expressions and words.

      Thank you so much!

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  4. "Scrap is apple of eye" - just beautiful. Once again, i love the way you added those last four lines in Hindi to stress upon the essence of the poem. Simply amazing !!!

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    1. Thanks Amrit, I just read your post, amazing!

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  5. What is valuable, what is trash, lies in the eye of the beholder!

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    1. Could't agree more. what pains is that sometimes even family needs the approval of others to value your talents.

      Thanks for visiting.

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  6. Hi Meenakshi. Amazing idea, amazing thouhgts,amazing poetry!! You are a talented allrounder!!

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    1. Thank you so much Ma'am, you made my day!

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  7. beautiful lines very true,luck matters the most

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    1. Success depends on many factor and luck is certainly one of them.

      Thanks for visiting

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  8. Meenakshi you astound every time....it is true ,your own may overlook your value...ghar ki murgi?

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    1. Excatly, Mam! That's sometimes painful!

      Thanks for reading!

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  9. wah wah kya baat hai...specially that last one....completely agree....last line is the best !

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    1. Thanks Sonika, Last line usually packs a punch.

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  10. Sometimes we have to content with scrap, treating it as an apple of eye. The verse rightly reflect life. Beautiful composition.

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  11. Bhai waah, Meenakshi, ghazab ka likha hai!
    (Glad I'm an admirer among the "daad wallas", and not from those who ignored your gustaakhiaan:))
    I can very well relate to it! Absolutely loved it! Wish I had written it!

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    1. Oh! I am delighted beyond words! You made my day, Sir!

      Thank you so much!!

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  12. I am sorry Meenakshi, but the Urdu blew me to bits. The English is not even close!

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  13. hahaha.......I am no match to your rendezvous with queen's language, Sir!

    aur aapki 'daad' ke liye shukriya!

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