You own the right to shroud me

( Mujhe Kafan Pehnane ka Hakk) 

Living life 

The way of the dead

Dieng a new death 

In my head 

Each day

I am now the dead

The rotten

The trodden

Squelched in the

Quilt of suffocation

I lay securely swaddled. 

Deaf, have I become 

Hearing the bells of your 

Awaited arival

In every unheard symphony

I screech loudly

To others

My wails 

Nothing but cacophony 

The mirror doesn’t call

To me anymore

It’s only your reflection 

I see in it

Which adds to it’s haunting allure

Savage beast have I become 

Wildly thrashing 

Throwing the net at you

From within the glass globe 

Getting back, slapped each time 

Scraping, gripping, digging, pulling 

Collapsed have I

Gave you 

The right to own me

Call me yours

To keep

With wide open eyes

And today

I, while going in 

A slumber perennial 

Give you the right 

To veil me in the black shroud

I ask you 

To not shed a tear 

When you come 

Don’t think 

Of things you repent 

Don’t repent 

Smile, if Could 

Reminiscing over

The happy lanes

Over which we had

Someday boarded our plane together 

I beseech

At your feet

To allow me

The glance 

Of my love

Atleast once after I leave

My soul would stay

Waiting where I leave

For you to come

And set it free

Don’t make it wait

As I did

If you could help it

As the wait was

Ever so unfulfilled. 

P. S. Thank you so much for everyone who waited for this post.  I have tried my best to do whatever I could to try to explain my previous Hindi poem. I really hope it’s relatable. 



10 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m not really THAT fluent in hindi so there were a few parts I couldn’t grasp but this is quite intriguing. Very well translated 😄

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    1. Don’t worry neither am I that fluid in hindi. Thank you so much for trying to understand it and am. So very glad you liked this one.

      Please never to ask if something of mine ever leaves some doubt. I would love to try and explain it to the best of my capabilities.

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      1. That’s very sweet. And don’t worry, I will. Thanks, haha! Have a good day

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        1. Your most welcome. Have a good day as well 😃

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  2. Lost soul says:

    Relatable? Sweetheart it’s so amazing. Each word resonates. You are utterly talented and gifted. This poem is close to my heart. Your all works are but this one more. This talks to me love. Your words are resonating with my emotions so very much. Love.

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    1. You mean the world to me dear one, and so does each word of yours. And my talent is mere a tiny flicker in front of your fire. I love you 😍😍😍

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      1. Lost soul says:

        You are precious love ❤️ love you too much baby ❤️❤️❤️


          1. Diana says:

            You two sweethearts are one of the best things about the whole WP community! Adore you both for your open hearts and fierce talent!!
            Write, create, live and above all love 💕 Share your infinity of passion 💜💜💜

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            1. So are you to me and her dear. Adore you and your loving gentle yet bubbly nature so much. And above all love the way you express yourself in your poetry. Always enchanting 😍😘😘😘


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