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[A child’s thoughts.]

Please don’t fight, O dad and mom,
Me so afraid it makes.
When you shout loudly it seems
As if the whole house shakes

I am not to blame if my
Grades in the school were short.
Who can ever study in
A mad house of this sort?

I can’t sleep, I dream you have
Turned me out of the home
And that like a homeless boy
On roads I simply roam.

When you fight I feel so scared
I can’t utter a sound.
That explains why your son is
So melancholic found.

On the one hand you tell me
To love everybody,
But it seems in your own mind
Hatred plays rhapsody.

* Written as a free translation of the original poem in Hindi, given below.
* The original poem was inspired by "Invalid Item.

M C Gupta
23 December 2010


३०८८. पापा मम्मी मत झगड़ो मुझको डर लगता है--

पापा मम्मी मत झगड़ो मुझको डर लगता है
चिल्लाते हो तो मुझको हिलता घर लगता है

अव्वल न आया कक्षा में मेरा दोष नहीं
पढ़ पाऊँगा ऐसे में क्या खा कर लगता है

सपनों में भी डर लगता है नींद नहीं आती
आप कहीं न कर दें घर से बाहर लगता है

लड़ते हैं जब आप मेरी घिग्घी बँध जाती है
सोचें तो मुन्ना ये क्योंकर कातर लगता है

कहते ख़लिश मुझे हो हर दम सबसे प्यार करो
पर खुद के मन में नफ़रत का सागर लगता है.

महेश चन्द्र गुप्त ’ख़लिश’
२३ दिसम्बर २०१०
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