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ज़िन्दगी का आईना – Mirror of Life

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ज़िन्दगी के आईने में चेहरा देखा

पहचान न सका अपने आप को

नीरस आखें, झुर्रियों से भरा मुँख

अपने अक्स से डर गया मै

इस ज़िन्दगी के भाग दौड़ में,

काम का नशा इतना छा गया

कि मुस्कुराना भूल गया,

छोटी छोटी खुशियों से मुँह फेर लिया

सफलता की बुलंदी तो छू ली

रुकना नहीं आया मुझे

मकान था आलिशान

पर वो घर न बन पाया

परिवार अजनबी लगने लगा

खुद को पाया अकेला, तनहा इतना कि,

मेरा साया भी मेरा न रहा .

 

Looking at the mirror of  life

I could not recognize myself.

Hollow eyes, a wrinkled face

was aghast at my reflection.

In the rat race of life

work became my obsession.

Forgot the art of smiling

became oblivious to life’s tiny delights.

Kissed the pinnacle of success

but didn’t learn to pause.

Built a palatial house

but it missed out on being a home.

My family seemed strangers

found myself so lonely and desolate, that

even my shadow was not mine anymore!

 

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58 comments on “ज़िन्दगी का आईना – Mirror of Life

  1. samta kumawat
    May 5, 2017

    Beautiful poem ma’am

    Liked by 1 person

  2. artycaptures
    May 5, 2017

    Very well written ! I understood the poem easily in Hindi which is something fantastic because generally I struggle quite a bit with Hindi ;D

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Abhay
    May 5, 2017

    क्या बात, बहुत खूब! परावर्तन बहुत कुछ कह जाता है

    Liked by 1 person

  4. B. Someswar Rao
    May 5, 2017

    Fantastic. The Hindi poem was more touching, though the translation was very good. This is the underbelly of most ‘successful’ lives!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. swalia
    May 5, 2017

    Harsh reality of today’s materialistic world beautifully expressed!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Rohit Nag
    May 5, 2017

    Fantastic 👏🏻👌🏻

    Liked by 1 person

  7. found myself so lonely and desolate, that even my shadow was not mine anymore! True lines and they summarise the awesome poem, Radhika. Yes in the maze of life lost out on so many things. Beautiful poem.

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  8. DeepikasRamblings
    May 5, 2017

    Bahut khoob, radhika. You have described the current scenario so aptly.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. orangeorchards
    May 5, 2017

    Great post.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. extinct0703
    May 5, 2017

    Has tuth of life. Perfect translation in to Hindi.
    Would love to read Hindi wok and it’s translation in English.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. facetsandgamuts
    May 5, 2017

    Bahut khoob Aur is daur ki sachai ko ye kavita ne chand lafzon mey khoobsurati se bayaan kardi:)

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Alfaazon ki udaan
    May 5, 2017

    Nice one Radhika😊

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Divya Deepak Rao
    May 5, 2017

    What a beautiful reminder Radhika! Life can go by in a blur, it’s so easy to forget the important things! I loved your poetry in Hindi and English. But, the Hindi version just a little more 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Veronica Garg
    May 6, 2017

    Wow ma’am. Loved it

    Liked by 1 person

  15. avilash pandey
    May 6, 2017

    I like the selection of your words in both the format….Good work…keep going

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Meenakshi Sethi
    May 6, 2017

    Mastery in both languages!
    Truth of life, Sometimes we lose ourselves in a rush to live life of expectations of others! Beautiful Radhika! 💖

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      May 6, 2017

      Yes, it saddens me to see some people for whom work becomes nothing less than an obsession. In the bargain the family gets fragmented and disconnected. Thanks Meenakshi for your words!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Dilkash Shayari
    May 6, 2017

    क्या बात है बहुत खूब

    Liked by 1 person

  18. thewritewomanblog
    May 7, 2017

    Life is beautiful, they say, but we have worked very hard to kill and banish the joys of life in this fast world of workaholics and slaves of the technological and mechanical generation. A beautiful poem to illustrate that fact, Radhika.
    If you have seen ‘Little Krishna’, an animated collection of tales from the Bhagavat Puraana, you will get a glimpse of a community of happy people who enjoyed the simplicity of life. This is one of the many animated movies that I love to watch with the kids for the same reason.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 7, 2017

      I missed out watching the movie Pranitha. But yes man has become a competitor in the race of life trying to always win, in the bargain losing out on so many other things!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Madhusudan Singh
    May 8, 2017

    मकान था आलिशान
    पर वो घर न बन पाया…..बहुत खूबसूरती से लिखा आपने—–बहुत खूब

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  20. pratima
    May 11, 2017

    beautiful 👌🏻

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Sifar
    May 11, 2017

    B’ful! You wrote?? If yes then you got yourself a fan!! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Rajesh Shankar
    June 29, 2017

    Wah Wah, Bahut Khub !!!

    Liked by 1 person

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