03 May

Use kahna ye duniya hai

yahaN har moR par ayse bahot se

log milte haiN

jo andar tak uterte haiN

abad tak saath rahne ki

ikatthe dard sahne ki

hamesha baat karte haiN

use kahna yeh duniya hai

yahaN har shakhs matlab ki

hadoN tak saath chalta hai

yuN hi mausam badalta hai

sabhi qasmeiN

sabhi wade

sabhi rasmein

achaanak toot jaate haiN

Use kahna


Tell her, this is the world

Where at every corner you will meet many people

Who manage to gain access to your inner self

Who always talk of living together till end of time

Talk of facing together all hardship

Tell her

This is the world

Here everyone walks together

Till their own need is met

Then the weather changes

All of a sudden

All the promises. All the wows

And all the traditions are broken.

Tell her.


Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Uncategorized


8 responses to “AAH THIS WORLD

  1. Sonya Kassam

    May 4, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Would I have read this earlier….

  2. Sonya Kassam

    May 4, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Whose poetry is this?

    • shakilakhtar

      May 4, 2017 at 8:01 am

      I would think it is of Parveen Shakir. In any case I found it on FB page named after her. It doesn’t say the name of the shayer. It is simple but powerful and based on truth.

  3. Anjum Dakhani

    November 1, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Sir, this poem brought back some memories. Been thinking so many things. Was searching for something positive… I saw these videos today on YouTube which is very nice. 🙂 Thought to share it here. I think, after their need is met, the weather, the promises, the wows and all the traditions are broken, the videos explain what happens to the person who goes through it.

    [Forgive me, but I am curious to know your thoughts/advice on this matter.]

    • shakilakhtar

      November 1, 2017 at 10:03 am

      This video, though seemingly novel, is similar to what we do all the time. We routinely wish each other well, never realizing that it presupposes we are more likely than not going to meet bad times.
      This nazm though is different. It speaks of a sad truth about young lovers where love ends with one side just walking off (most cruelly, but never giving an iota of thought) after having achieved the hidden agenda of gratification.
      I remembered a sweet friend when I saw this nazm and put it here for her. She has sadly gone through all this.

  4. Anjum Dakhani

    November 1, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Sir, I am sorry to hear about your friend. Hope she is fine. It’s nice of you to show concern. I understood the meaning of the poem. Thank you for answering. I related it to some people who happened to criticize me. They take competition very seriously. It was hard for me to listen. I stay away and I don’t talk much. I have a few questions. I’ll gather and email you. Hope you don’t mind. Want to read your advice.


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