Jab tabassum ki roushni hi nahin
tairgi ki bhi toh kami hi nahin
Why you praise light when there is not any
no vibrations no rays of spark not any!
maikade se aaraha hain mager
phir bhi kehta hain maine pee hi nahin
he is coming from pub and bar pegs many
and then he says he did not drink not a peg not any
khudgharz zaalimoun ke zulm se ab
kisi lab per kahin hansi hi nahin
Because of selfish merciless creatures on earth many
there is no smile giggle on any face not any
aarzoo hasratoun ke gulshan mein
jo kali thhi miyaan khili hi nahin
In my ocean of emotions and in floral gardens many
the bud which has to blossom has not come not any
jal gaya hain kaise aashiyaan mera
barf usper kabhi giri hi nahin
How my home burned up in this weather sunny
never a snow has fallen on it not any
gulshane zeest mehka mehka hain
go hawa pyaar ki chali hi nahin
In my garden of sorrows there are fragrances of many
but the air of love has not strike me not any
kyun sazaa derahe hain Yousuf ko
jab khata usne ki hi nahin
why you are punishing yousuf punishments many
when he is not on fault not any!
Everyone desire for a home which they own! My father belong to royal family and our home cum castle has been snatched away by government and other relatives all his life he spent on fighting in court for his rights on his land and other properties and still the case is on with no results. He wrote this poem when he was fed up of paying rents.
Here is a fantastic poem on this subject by my father!
Jag yeh jannath nishaan nahin hain kya
zeest mein bhi amaan nahin hain kya
Is this place not like heaven tell me why?
don`t we have weather clement tell me why?
Baat haq ki kyun nahin kerta hain woh
uske moo mein zubaan nahin hain kya
Why don`t you speak the truth
Don`t you have tongue in your mouth tell me why?
bhool baithaa hain mout ko shayad
usko jaana wahaan nahin hain kya
He might have forgotten there is death like sway
Don`t we have to go there some day tell me why?
Kyun taasub hain uski zubaan se tumhein
kyun urdu meethhi zubaan nahin hain kya
why you have complex with my language
is urdu not a sweet language? tell me why?
khoon hi khoon behraha hain yahaan
aman ka yeh jahaan nahin hain kya
There is lot of blood shed going on for rights and money
why is it not a place of harmony? tell me why?
main burey ko bura hi kehta hun
sach yeh mera bayaan nahin hain kya
I tell bad to badness with bravery
Don`t you have respect for chivalry tell me why?
haq ki aawaaz kyun uthhaatey nahin
jism mein khoone rawaan nahin hain kya
Why don`t you raise a voice against oppression
Don`t you have blood moving with emotion tell me why?
maine toh maaf kerdiya hain usey
ab bhi woh bad gumaan nahin hain kya
i have forgiven those people and move on
but still they cause me trouble they go on tell me why?
kyun hain har shaaq khaardaar yahaan
yeh koi gulsitaan nahin hain kya
Why there is lot of jealousy and hatred here i pardon
is this not a place full of floral garden tell me why?
dar badar kyun phir raha hain yousuf
uska zaati makaan nahin hain kya
Why you are WANDERING HERE AND THERE AND ROAM
Don`t you have a HOME OF YOUR OWN Yousuf tell me why?
Here is one more poetry by my father We must not have money fame name or any gold or assets but if we have knowledge it is invaluable and we can give that knowledge to others!
Ghhum se maamoor hain kitne yeh fasaane mere
zindagi baithh ke roti hain siraane mere
My life is full of sorrows and sad stories i possess
my life cry sitting on my head tears i possess!
mere shaaroun mein kuchh jadoo bayaani aisi
sabke honthoun pey machalte hain taraane mere
there is some magic in my poetry this skill i possess
on everyone`s lips there is my poetry this art i possess!
main bharosa hi kya kerta hun apnoun pey mager
phir zakhm de jaate hain dost purane mere
i always trust my closed one`s this trust i possess
Again they betray me with new pain this hurt i possess
mera kirdaar bhi aur dil bhi aayina miyaa
isliyeh log jo hote hain deewane mere
my character is clean like a mirror good character i possess
that`s why some people are mad about me their madness i possess!
dil ka aangan bhi mahek jata hain gulzaaroun se
jab yaad aate hain bachpan ke lumhe woh suhaane mere
my heart`s garden fills with fragrances and floral aromas
when i remember my childhood good memories i possess
har khadam per jo meri khaar bichhaate thhey
aaj kyun aate hain woh naaz uthhaane mere
in my every walk of life those who use to pour hatred envy on me
why they are running after me today because of money i possess!
kharch kerta hun toh hota hain izaafa yousuf
doulate ilm ke aise hain khazaane mere
when i spend, it increases it is limitless endless yousuf!
treasure of knowledge so precious I possess!
Mutamayin kyun na hun maa ki duaayein lekar
har bala aaj mere naam se ghubraati hain
Why i do not feel satisfied by my mother`s blessings adore
All negative vibes are afraid of my vibes once more!
Aap kehte hain ise aman wo amaan ka mousam
bum dhamakoun se meri rooh dahal jaati hain
You call it a climate of peace to bomb and blast at the sea shore
my soul gasps and shakes with the noises once more!
buzrugoun ne sadaa yeh dars diya hain humko
dosti woh hain jo burey waqt pey kaam aati hain
our elders have always ask us to befriend a person who write and read
a friend in need is a friend in deed!
Make friends who love to read and write more
grow your mind and heart once more!
jisko dekho yahaan rahem woh karam ka talab
yeh duniya yeh hain yahan sab khairati hain
All humans need compassion and love more
let`s get united and gather once more!
Khatl wa garathgiri hoti hain jahan bhi yousuf
yaad besaakhta gujarath ki aajathi hain!
wherever there is murders and killing more
i remember Gujarat oppression once more!
muskurati hui nazroun ka tasawwur touba
dil ke zakhmoun pey mere roz bahaar aati hain!
I always appreciate the value of smile
heals the wounds of my heart like spring once more!
Jazbaayeh dil ka ehteraam karo
khwaahishoun ko naa belagaam karo
have a heart dedicated determined
make it do it
control your infinite desires undermined
make it do it!
apni neendein bhi kuchh haraam karo
kyun ho bekaar kuchh toh kaam karo
sacrifice your sleep and work just make it do it
why you are doing nothing do something
just make it do it
sabse pehle hi tum salaam karo
baadmein phir kahein kalaam karo
always say hello first and greet just make it do it
then start your conversation and meet just make it do it!
yeh tushdath ka ikhtitaam karo
pyaar woh duniya mein khaas wo aam karo
let hate ends just make it end do it
make love compassion common just make it do it
uske aage jawaab deta hain
bekasoun ka na khatle aam karo
people who speak against evil
don`t kill those people like devil
mukharrar hain hayaat ka rasta
nek aamaal gaam gaam karo
s done and confirmed divinely how much is your life journey
do good deeds just make it happen do it
khud numaayi ke waaste yousuf
bejaa israaf ke na kaam karo
don`t waste money for becoming famous yousuf
don`t become a spend thrift just stop it do it!
no matter what hurdles comes your way
just get on from your seat just make it do it!
Assalaamlaikam let`s start the first post with the praises of Allah
This is my father`s first poetry on this blog!
Ya khuda mujhko too khudi dede
mujhko ehsaase bandagi dede
oh Allah give me a personal entity
Oh Allah grant a caring for humanity
Zahan wa dil ko too khol de ya rab
Apni hasti ki agahi dede
Oh Allah open my mind and heart heartily
make me alert about my truth and reality
log phirse khareeb aajayein
dahar mein aman wa aashti dede
let all beings come together again
give us peace and harmony no pain
sookhe hain khet sookha hai sabza
ab zameenoun mein too nami dede
livestock have dried up there is no harvest
give rain and spring up everything at it`s best
zulm ka sar kuchal ke rakhdeygey
humko zor e hyderi dede
we will fight against all oppression verily
give us the power the strength like Ali
khalb roushan ho teri ulfath se
mere dil ko woh dilbari dede
light up my heart with your love eternal
give my heart that love external and internal
mere anfaas tera zikr karein
mujhko yeh wasf e daaymi dede
All my words just utter your name and praise you
give me that love which selflessly love you
tere jalwoun ko dekh paaoun mein
aisi aankhoun mein roushni dede
Give me an ability to see or feel your beauty so wise
give me that spark that glowing light in my eyes
ittebaayi rasool mein guzrey
mujhko too aisi zindagi dede
All my life must be spent obeying my prophet
give me that life full of profit
kaam aaooun mein tere bandoun ke
mujhko woh aejaaze khaisari dede
i must always benefit others and not mention
give me that ability for your creation
ghair ke maathat na rakh humko
hair ke maathat na rakh humko
phir zamaane ki sarwari dede
phir zamaane ki sarwari dede
don`t let us depend on others with shame
give us the power to rule once again
Oh Allah jaame wahdath pilaa de yousuf ko
aur tabiyath mein bekhudi dede
Oh Allah make me drink the drink of your love
let me sing in intoxication your praises like dove!