एक रह चुनी है मैंने

एक राह चुनी है मैंने,
जहां भीड़ बड़ी कम थी।
छांव को दरख़्त नहीं,
मिट्टी थोड़ी नम थी।
कुछ शोर यहां से चीखा,
“बेवकूफ़ हो, कुछ नहीं कर पाओगे”
कुछ आवाजें वहां से आईं,
“चलते रहो, कुछ मन का कर जाओगे”
एक ने ज़िद्द बढ़ाई, दूसरे ने हिम्मत,
मेरे इरादों की बुलंदी को दोनों ही काम आए!

©charu gupta and potpourri of life.

Pink Heart

I was ailing and a little broke

When the doctor prescribed me to ‘walk’

Walk on the tracks, roads, and streets

Just keep moving at the slightest chance

‘Your heart is too burdened, you must know’

‘You need to walk my dear to live more!’

And I start walking dawn to dusk

My heart will heal I must trust

I walk into the sunshine, under the stars

I walk towards the people with a conscience

I walk away from contaminants of thoughts

I walk up to the sanguinity and peace

I walk with my strength and beliefs

I walk opposite to the toxic minds and talks

‘Keep walking’ I told myself

‘Coz my heart shall always remain pink…

© 2019 Charu Gupta and Potpourri of life.