I’ve just found this awesome picture on VisualizeUs: http://vi.sualize.us/view/62ff3327d101c5d7e6744b1d33c97b07/
Ghum ki barish ne bhi tere naqsh ko dhoya nahin
Tune mujh ko kho diya main ne tujhe khoya nahin
Nind ka halka gulabi-sa khumar ankhon main tha
Yun laga jaise wo shab ko der tak soya nahin
Har taraf diwar-o-dar aur un main ankhon ka hujum
Kah sak jo dil ki halat wo lab-e-goya nahin
Jurm adam ne kiya aur nasl-e-adam ko saza
Katta hun zindagi bhar main ne jo boya nahin
Janta hun ek aise shakhs ko main bhi ‘Munir’
Gham se pathar ho gaya lekin kabhi roya nahin
Sab se chupa kar dard jo woh muskura diya
Us ki hansi ne to aaj mujhe rula diya
Lehje se uth raha tha har ik dard ka dhuaan
Chehra bata raha tha k sab kuch ganwa diya
Aawaz mein thehrao tha aankhoon mein nami thi
Or keh raha tha mein ne sab kuch bhula diya
Jane kya us ko logon sey thein shikayatein
Tanhaiyon ke daish mein khud ko basa diya
Khud bhi woh hum sey bichar kar adhura sa ho gaya
Mujh ko bhi itne logon mein tanha bana diya.
Slowly drowning in my sorrow
Wishing things would be better tomorrow
Feeling like I am in an ocean of doubt and despair,
gradually sinking and gasping for air.
Knowing life is not a light switch you can flip on and off
Simply settling and accepting I have to carry on.
Trying to keep my sanity and composure intact
out of fear of how those close to me, might react.
Fears of inadequacy as a human, as a woman, burry themselves deep in my head
As I make a foolish attempt to have a good night’s rest in my lumpy bed.
Due to the fact that there are others out there ten times better than I,
makes me afraid and let out defeated sighs
Since it seems like things will always be this way,
its frustrating because I have to go through it day after day.
Yet, when my quandaries are more than I can bare,
”[ I can at least take comfort in those who really care. ]”
”[ You know who you are, and so do I. ]”
That knowledge keeps me from going over the edge, from giving up and giving in.