Ek Hi Raasta

Muhlenberg College mein
jahaan bade log aur chhoti saans
ek hi raasta hai
dheere dheere
haule haule
pehli mulakat ka pata lagaein, har din
Vahi log
aur vahi nazrein
Aankhein mile
aur humme anjaana anjaani ke barre mein
pata chale

Kya main aapko vahaan dekh sakti hoon?
Hum ne kab alvida kaha?

Iss sadak par
mere dost ne mujhse ek shayari maangi
taaki main apni bhasha bol sakoon
Lekin yeh sab meri bhasha nahin hain
Main malayali hoon
Njan oru malayali aane

Main kya karoon?
Kya main ne apna raasta kho toh nahin diya?

Main bhaag rahi hoon
Un aankhon mein ek pagli jhalak rahi hai
Yeh ladki deewani hai
Woh kaun hai?

Mere jeebh mein do hindustani gaane hain
Iska matlab hai
ki main bahut se gaane ga sakti hoon

Mujhe raaste par milo
apni badalte dil ke saath
Kyonki hamare aankhein vahin hain

Baar baar dekho
Dheere dheere
Haule haule
Aur humne apne saathi ke baare mein
pata chalega


Only one path

In Muhlenberg College
there is only one path
where big people and small breaths
slowly slowly
slowly slowly
have their first meetings, every day
The same people
and the same gaze
Eyes meet
and we get to know the strangers around us

Can I meet you there?
When did we say good-bye?

On this path,
my friend asked for a poem from me
so that I may speak my language
But all this isn’t my language
I’m a Malayali (written in Hindi)
I’m a Malayali (written in Malayalam)

What do I do?
Haven’t I lost my path?

I’m running
In those eyes, there is a reflection of a crazy girl
This girl is crazy
Who is she?

On my tongue rests two Indian songs
This means that
I may sing songs to many people

Meet me on that path
with your changing heart
Because our eyes are the same

Again and again you see
slowly slowly
slowly slowly
And we will get to know the companions around us

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