Words And Voices: Meri Behn

Words And Voices: Meri Behn

Hamara ahmedabad me Ghar Tha
Uska aangan Tha
Usme do chidiya khelti thi
Vo koi aur nahi vo thi Meri bahene,

Papa ne bachpan se rani ki tarah unhe pala tha
Sapne hazaro thi unki aankho me
Aur uska tez unke chehre par dikhta tha ,

Dhire dhire ve badi hui
Sabki duvidha dugni hui
Logone kehna shuru Kar Diya
Aur mere papa ne sunna
K betiyo ki shadi kab kr rhe ho

Papa has Kar tal dete the
Par kabhi kone me batchit hoti thi
Badi lambi guftagu chhidti thi
Shayad vo mere papa aur unk khayal the .

Badi bahen k liye rishta aaya
Papa – mummy ko khub bhaya
Khandan nami Tha aur ladka guni
Aur is Bich Meri bahen ki ak na suni

Aur karti bi Kya, kehti bi Kya
Middle class me khushi dikh Jaye to sari bate khud ba khud chhup Jaye

Aur fir shadi ko AK mahina guzra
Jo aadmi guni Tha shayad vo hevan nikla
Mardhad jor jabardasti na jane Kya Kya Kiya

Mere papa ki chidiya ne sab Saha
Aur AK labz bi na kaha
Aur yeh silsila yu hi chalta rha

Ab vahi mar dugni ho chuki thi
Meri bahen ki chikh ab vahi Kahi divaro me dafan ho chuki thi

Par ab bahot ho gya tha
Vo thak chuki thi aur uski ruh bi
Mummy ko dab bataya, papa ka Dil sun beh aaya
Unhone batchit Kar us kamine ko thoda dat Kar Meri bahen ko vapas vaha chhod diya

Vo dari hui thi us hevan se
Aur papa dar Gaye the samaj se

Aur thode din bad vahi marpit
Fir uski ruh ka chikhna chillana
Par ab hadse jyada I ho gaya Tha
Ab to sidha gala daba Kar Marne ko vo hevan utar Chuka tha

Meri behn hospital kai palang par leti Thi,
Injections, machines,
Na jaane kya – kya uske haatho par lapeta gaya tha,
Bahot guthan si ho rahi thi mujhe vaha,
Mano anshu chikh chikh kr chilla rahe hai,
Saanse meri mano, gussa se ubaal rahi ho,
Par mai rota, toh maa roti,
Aur fir Papa ko thodi himaat bhi toh deni Thi,

Isse jyada Meri bahen Kya sehti
Vo tut chuki thi aur uski ruh usse Ruth chuki thi

Ha par Meri bahen bahot bahadur thi
Vo ab bi lad rhi thi
Khudki kismat se jagad rhi thi

Kya ab bhi mere papa k liye samajna mushkil Tha k samaj Sirf has rha tha
Par chikh inki chidiya rhi thi

Nahi ab papa ko samaj aa gya tha
Fir ab ham use Ghar lekar  aaye
Us hevan se sare rishte Nate Tod aaye

Vo bahot khush he ab vo chikhti nahi he , bas hasti he

Par ak chiz Jo muje Badi gehri tarah se samajni thi vo he “samaj”

Khud k bachhe jinhe har khushi de di
Aur unke Bina shayad jindagi adhuri he
Aur vo aaj itne dard me simte the
Unki aakho se najane kitne aansu bichhde the
Asi bimari jiska koi vajud nahi par dar bahot he
Asi bimari jisme hasna , achhi bate karna , jindagi ko khulkar jina ye sab side effects he

Ye bimari Meri samaj se bahar he
Kyuki uska nam “samaj” he

Samaj aur samaj ka dur dur Tak koi nata nai he
Jis din Samaj aur samaj dono mil gya to kisiko rona , chikhna , chillana nai padega

Bas fir ” log Kya kahenge ” ki jagah ” log to kehte rahenge ho jayega ”

Aur fir desh Sach me Aazad ho jayega …..


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