Hindi Poetry · Writing Prompts

Pehla Lesson- Insaaniyaat

Use farak nahi padta aapki inn dharm ke naam par hui ladaiyon se,
Wo toh roz bhook se ladta hai,
Usse Right Wing – Left Wing se bhi koi matlab nahi,
Wo toh apne pankh doondh raha hai,
Ab agar iss chai ki channi ko hatakar,
Usse koi kitaab thama de,
Kitaab jismein Insaaniyat ho pehla lesson,
Toh usse apne pankh mehsoos hone lagange…
Nahi toh kuch saal baad uske haat main bhi bandook hogi
Jo dusron ke paron ko zakhmi kar degi…

English Poetry · Uncategorized · Writing Prompts

Book VS Bullet

History knows it very well,
As the fascists are up to it again
Turning citizens into mere numbers,
Turning people into a blind crowd…
They have cracked the recipe of
Making murderers out of youth
A spoonful of Patriarchy,
A bowlful of Unemployment
With a tinge of ‘Hate Speech’
That’s about it and you have a
19-year old with fake entitlement
Firing bullets at unarmed women and students
With the police sunbathing in the background
But sorry fascists…
Just when you thought we will leave this fight
I assure you that it will continue till we turn every bullet into a book.
The book that treats us as citizens and not merely numbers.