My wish for you is long journeys that take you to far off places,
That you discover the unknown and find this unknown in unexpected places.
I wish for you to meet gentle souls who make you feel good about yourself,
souls that accept your quirks and celebrate you, for being you.
I wish for you fame and success, achievements filled with satisfaction
That your find your passion and the strength as well to pursue it.
I wish for you to find your perfect song that tugs at your heart
that saves you on slow rainy days from the voices in your head.
But above all I wish you find true love.
And that when it arrives at your doorstep, I wish you embrace it without blinking an eyelid.
We desire so many things for ourselves and then we sometimes stop and put a wish out there for those we love, care and feel for.
The words above are written for 2 endearing young souls part of my life and my wish for them.
Encompassing this week’s emotion of true love, is a poem by Faiz. True love, rare and precious and often times indefinable.
Jo Mera Tumhara Rishta Hai
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Mein kya likhun ke jo mera tumhara rishta hai
wo ashiqi ki zuban me kahin bhi darj nahi
What should I write about this relationship of ours?
In the language of love nowhere is it inscribed.
likha gaya hai bohot lutf-e-wasl-o-dard-e-firaq
magar ye kaifiyat apni raqam nahi hai kahin
Much has been written about the joy of union and the pain of separation,
But my state of mind has never been described.
ye apna ishq hum aaghosh jis mein hijr-o-wisal
ye apna dard ke hai kab se humdam maah-o-saal
Our love in whose embrace both absence and presence entwine,
Our pain, an old friend, that has been our companion for years on end,
is ishq-e khaas ko har ek se chhupaye huay
guzar gaya hai zamana gale lagaye huay