Felt Humbled..

I started posting on the blog nearly 4 years back. Since last two years or so I was very sporadic and felt disconnected from this platform due to paucity of time. Yet whenever I turned here, you people always encouraged and motivated me.

Toady I got one notification that made me feel happy and humbled. Thank you for supporting and connecting with me. I truly appreciate this gesture. Stay connected, stay home, stay safe! Love❤️

With 1000+ Friends..

“If you are not grateful, then you are a great fool”. Even if I would not have heard about this quote 😉 still I would have paid my sincerest of gratitude towards all of my friends on this platform not just because today Word Press had sent me the notification that I had garnered 1000+ followers here but because writing on this platform has become a part of me and you are the constant source of inspiration and motivation, if not the reason, for this.

For someone who keeps himself a bit close, initially sharing his views, ideas and feelings publically was a challenge. But today with the hindsight and with conviction I can say that this was one of the better choices I made. Writing here caused an increase in frequency of penning new poems and articles and when I did not get desired response it made me feel that the composition was not up to the mark. The responses and feedbacks helped me to improve my compositions. Reading your blogs made me go through the newer ideas and perspective which broadened my horizon of thought process. Your appreciation made me happy and proud. Arguments on issues sometime made me firm on my views and sometime it completely decimated my preconceived notions. On one hand reading your Love Stories made me feel how beautiful the world is and on other hand the Heart Breaks that some of you wrote, forced me think that we are just humans. Despite of all dualities, one thing I got to know is that everyone has their own stories and we should appreciate it. I also got to know the importance of Article 19 of the Indian Constitution (Freedom of Speech and Expression etc.) and why we should always fight for it.

Finally, to encapsulate all what I have learnt here in some words is tough ask, yet I think gratitude can be at least expressed by two words and i.e. “THANK YOU”.

I would like to like to conclude by quoting MAJROOH SULTANPURI

maiñ akelā hī chalā thā jānib-e-manzil magar

log saath aate ga.e aur kārvāñ bantā gayā

स्पर्श

स्पर्श

थका हुआ सा

रुका हुआ हूँ

अतीत के बोझ तले मैं

दबा हुआ हूँ

यहाँ आशंकाओं

का है डेरा

जैसे कालिख

अमावस का

हो घेरा

पर मन

हारा नहीं मेरा

लगें हैं जैसे

यहीं पास में

तो है सवेरा

सवेरा आएगा

संग कई और हो आएंगे

अमावस में जिसने

थामा था हाथ मेरा

वह स्पर्श

कैसे भूल पाएंगे?

……अभय ……