Shayara ~ Poetess

Mai Shayara hu, Sahib

Aap meri aawaz rok sakte hain

Alfaaz nahi

Mere khwaab tod sakte hain

Khayal nahi

Meri hakeekat mod sakte hain

Sawaal nahi

Mere aansu baha sakte hain

Muskurahat nahi

Meri jaan cheen sakte hain

Zindagi nahi

Mai shayara hu, Sahib

Aap kya hi kar sakte hain

[I am a Poetess, Sir

You can stop my voice

Not my words

You can break my dreams

Not my thoughts

You can turn/bend/warp my reality

Not my questions

You can induce my tears to flow

But my smiles are my own

You can take my life

But cannot erase my life

I am a Poetess, Sir

What can you even do? Or There’s nothing you can do]