Chand roz or…

Ever since the October 18 incident happened, some parts of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Faraz’s poetry are echoing in my mind. I have posted some poetry of Faiz & Faraz on other blogs. (my blog, chowrangi and rukh-e-aina)

I cannot take my mind off the blasts I heard the other day and the blood I saw on the foot path/ island yesterday while passing by the place where the tragic incident took place.

I wish this city of ours, so much loved by us, finds peace and security not only to the people who live here but also to the ones who come in for what ever reasons. The city which was said to be the city of lights, over few years have become the city of blasts.

May Allah keep us all under protection and may this city rejoice the glory of a great city with great people. Amen

Chand roz aur merii jaan faqat chand he roz
zulm kii chaoon mein dam lenay per majaboor hain hum
ik zaraa aur sitam seh lein, tadap lein, ro lein
apanay ajdaad ki meeras hay – maazoor hain hum

jism par qaid hai jazbaat pe zanjeerien hain
fikr mahboos hai guftaar pe taazieerien hain
aur apnii himmat hay key hum phir bhi jiye jatey hain
zindagii kyaa kisi muflis kii qaba hay
jis mein har ghadii dard ke paiwand lage jaatey hain

lekin ab zulm ke miyaad ke din thore hain
ik zaraa sabr ki faryaad – ke thore hain

arsaa-e-dahar key jhulasi hui veerani mein
hum ko rahnaa hai , par yuun hi to nahin rahnaa hai
ajnabi haathon kaa benaam giraan-baar sitam
aaj sahnaa hai hameshaa to nahin sahna hai

ye teray husn se lipati hui aalaam kii gard
apanii do rozaa javaanii kii shikaston kaa shumaar
chaandanii raaton kaa bekaar dahakataa huaa dard
dil kii besuud tadap jism kii maayuus pukaar

chand roz aur merii jaan faqat chand hii roz
(Faiz Ahmed Faiz)

8 Comments so far

  1. .!. (unregistered) on October 20th, 2007 @ 9:43 pm

    Faiz, Iqbal etc. etc..

    when will ppl get out of this IDOLISM??

  2. jawwad (unregistered) on October 20th, 2007 @ 11:48 pm

    just a lil correction:
    zindagii kyaa kisi muflis kii qaba hay
    jis mein har ghadii dard ke paiwand lage jaatey hain

    should be more like:
    zindagii kyaa kisi muflis kii qaba hay jis mein
    har ghadii dard ke paiwand lage jaatey hain

    wonderful contribution.. its words like these which keep hope alive

  3. ALAM (unregistered) on October 21st, 2007 @ 12:51 am

    good post

  4. llama (unregistered) on October 21st, 2007 @ 1:14 am

    this post reads like an obituary and i think belongs in your personal blog.

  5. wasiq (unregistered) on October 21st, 2007 @ 9:49 am

    its a very beautiful sunday sunrise here in jamshed town very peaceful and calm…most of the human population is still asleep over two hours down…my cats and crows are up as usual we had tea and read the newspaper and now iam here to congratulate the karachi metroBlogging for a big big land mark of reaching 46000 comments…..! MAY THE READERS BE WITH YOU.

    Dil mein aaise aag laga dey hum kundan ban jaein…….

  6. LLAMA (unregistered) on October 21st, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

    @zee: i think that to become an author first off you’ll need to have a regular personal blog of your own. keep it up for at least 6 months or so and then try contacting umar for a post on KMB. give the URL link to your personal blog in your sign off when you post here so anyone interested in reading more of what you have to say will be directed to your blog.

    other than that, make friends with some of the authors so they’ll recommend you when umar asks them :)

  7. anti-dictator (unregistered) on October 21st, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

    I believe Adnan you have a bad habit of jumping in without knowing the the background. I suggest you find a cure for this.

    My comments were deleted several time, and they did not contain any abusive language. Except the fact i continously reminded her of acting like PEMRA.

    If you find that abusive, then you definately need some therapy.

  8. wasiq (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2007 @ 4:12 am

    Aadaab siddiqi sab!app ney welcome kia toh rukniyat toh pakki hoie naa…ya credit challey ga…?aaj sirf third day tha aur aik ko choord kay sub hee comments gaay…..hum log nalli nihari khaney jaa rahey hain tardka laga kay aap challein gay….

    Aarz kiya hai…

    comments ka toh koi ghum nahein kay woh aik aarzee shay thi…
    yeah bhi toh nahein batatey naa kay danda pardaa kay laat…?

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