Arranged Marriage

arranged marriage 1

I catch a look
In the mirror
One last time..
Even try
A subtle smile..
Wrapped in silk 
Which looked 
too blue..
And jewellery
Some old some new..
Half a dozen
Bangles
In each hand..
Anklets seen
When I sit or stand..
I dab the last
Touch of 
My make up 
Arrange the tray of eatables
And pick up
I open the door
Of the living room
Slowly glide
Towards the
To be groom

arranged marriage 2

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Aaj duniya ke shor se parey chal
Ek ghar basa le hum tum
Jahan parchhai bhi na ho kisi dwesh ki
Aur khushiyaan baney humdum..
Fir us neele aasman par roz
Roshni chadte dekh uthein hum tum
Aur dheeme hawa ke jhokein
Ek dhun gaein sargam sargam…
Shaam ko fir taaron taley
Yaad karein us duniya ko hum tum
Jahan na hoti thi baarish ke paani mein mithas
Aur na barasta tha badal jham jham…
Ek aisi hi duniya chal buntey hain
Jahan juda na ho kabhi hum tum
Bas khwahishein palkon pe hon
Aur aankh kholein toh ho jaein sab sach ekdum..