Lonesome crowd

Lonesome crowd

अगर यकीं न आए तो आज़मा कर देख लो,
ग़म-ऐ-फुर्क़त न सह पाओगे
ला-महदूद घाफ़िल चेहरों के मजमे में,
तुम भी तन्हा रह जाओगे।

Agar yakeen na aaye toh aazma kar dekh lo,
gham-e-furqat na seh paoge
laa-mehdood ghaafil chehron ke majme mein,
tum bhi tanhaa reh jaaoge.

फुर्क़त (furqat) : separation
ला-महदूद (laa-mehdood) : infinte
घाफ़िल (ghaafil) : oblivious
मजमा (majma) : crowd

I don’t know why or how I wrote this. Maybe it was one of those moments of analyzing what love, as an emotion, is all about. And what a love less life can do to a person. Some people claim they can live without love. I challenge such people to give it a try. Try living a life devoid of this basic emotion. They might be surrounded by millions of people but yet they would be lonely. If you break into a smile, more often than not, you’ll get a smile in return if not more. A smile is an expression of love and if you are in a crowd of oblivious faces all it takes is a smile to break the monotony.

5 thoughts on “Lonesome crowd

  1. awesome lines there – nice, very nice.If you talk of love as in filial bonds, fraternal love, love among friends, true one cannot do without it.if you talk of love as in soul mate (for lack of better words I need to use the cliches) – hmm, I wld rather stay away from an emotion that gives more pain than happiness.:) – though its an opinion only.

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  2. On Sept 24, 2007……Hi Arps(just so) :),When I wrote those lines, yes, I was thinking more in terms of love generally, amongst friends, even strangers. You know how you look at someone and he/she is a stranger, and the moment you smile there’s some amount of trust and that person is not an absolute stranger anymore.As far as staying away from the cliched love is concerned, I’d say,Woh mausam hi kya, jisme hawaein na ho,Woh mohabbat hi kya, jisme aahein na ho.You’ve given me a wonderful thought! Thanks! Stay tuned, I’ll expand on that one. 🙂

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  3. Wah! Kya arz kiya hain. Mashallah!

    Woh mausam hi kya, jisme hawaein na ho,
    Woh mohabbat hi kya, jisme aahein na ho.

    Kya baat hain!

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