तकदीर का मोहरा

गर उसके घर में देर है अंधेरा नहीं है
तो क्यों वो शख़्स अब तक मेरा नहीं है

क्यों नहीं कटती है यह काली रात
एक मेरे ही घर में क्यों सवेरा नहीं है

होते थे हम भी कभी उसको अज़ीज़
अब उसकी तस्वीर में मेरा चेहरा नहीं है

कि काश रोक लेते हम उस दिन उसे
वक़्त किसी के रोके से ठहरा नहीं है

क्या ग़म जो हारा तू यह बाज़ी अमित
है कौन जो तकदीर का मोहरा नहीं है

In response to: Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 178

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  1. English translation
    If there is no darkness, just delay
    Why’s that person not yet mine?

    Why doesn’t the night pass away
    Why is my house dark, not thine?

    I was dear to them some day
    face in their frames is not mine

    Why did I let them move away?
    One can stop life, but not time…

    Who is not a pawn of fate?
    If you lost a game, why whine?

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    1. The idea in the first stanza seems oxymoronic… more so in English… Also, I realize that I ought not have used Andhera (darkness) instead of Andher (Injustice)… I guess, it’s better to sacrifice rhyming than the meaning…

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  2. Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    English version here
    If there is no darkness, just delay
    Why’s that person not yet mine?
    Why doesn’t the night pass away
    Why is my house dark, not thine?
    I was dear to them some day
    face in their frames is not mine
    Why did I let them move away?
    One can stop life, but not time…
    Who is not a pawn of fate?
    If you lost a game, why whine?
    Read original Hindi poem by hecblogger (Amit Agrawal) below.

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