Mujhe bewajah na maro

I was on my night duty. It was a busy night. Early in the morning, I was feeling a bit tired. I just jotted down a few lines in Hindi randomly. It turned out to be a poem, which I am posting here. I hope the readers would like it.

Mein parinda nahin, par aasman ke liye bana hoon,
Mujhe pinjre me na bandhon.
Mein parvat nahin, par uchaiyon ke liye bana hoon,
Mujhe zameen pe na rokon.
Mein waqt nahin, par chalne ke liye bana hoon,
Mujhe ab na thamo.
Mein sarhad nahin, par insaaniyat ke liye bana hoon,
Mujhe toh na baaton.
Mein awaz nahin, par bolne ke liye bana hoon,
Mujhe yoohin na tokon.
Mein kali nahin, par khilene ke liye bana hoon,
Mujhe toh na toro.
Mein insaan hoon, aur jeene ke liye bana hoon,
Mujhe kamsekam bewajah na maro!

English Translation:

I am not a bird, yet I am made for the sky,
Please don’t cage me.
I am not a mountain, yet I am made for heights,
Please don’t hold me down.
I am not time, yet I am constantly evolving,
Please don’t pull me back.
I am not a boundary, but I am for the humanity,
Please don’t divide me.
I am not sound, yet I will always speak out,
Please don’t try to shut me down.
I am not a bud, yet I am destined to flower,
Please don’t pluck me before I flower.
I am a human being, and I am born to live,
Please don’t kill me for no reason and rhyme.

14 thoughts on “Mujhe bewajah na maro

  1. Udne do neel gagan mein .. just now posted my new quote and found something similar here .. पंछी, मैं तुम्हें प्यार करतीहूँ;
    पंछी, मैं बनना चाहती हूं;
    पंख फैला उड़ना चाहती हूँ ;
    पंछी, मैं बनना चाहती हूँ …nivedita

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