Hindi

है तो है

मेरी खिड़की के बाहर एक पेड़ दिखता है,
कहते हैं यह ताड़ का पेड़ है,
मैंने इसे एक प्यारा सा नाम दे रखा है,
नाम क्यों दिया है?
अब दिया है तो है।

मैं उससे कई बातें करती हूँ,
कभी-कभी सुख-दुःख भी बांट लेती हूँ,
उसे देख कर सुकून मिलता है,
मानो वो मेरी हर बात सुनता है,
सुकून कैसे मिलता है?
अब मिलता है तो है।

सुबह-सुबह उसे खिड़की के बाहर देखना अच्छा लगता है,
पर अंधेरे में उसी खिड़की से बाहर देखूँ तो डर लगता है,
डर सबको नही लगता,
मुझे तो लगता है,
अब डर लगता है तो है।

मैंने उसे बोया नही,
बोया तो किसी और ने था,
मैंने तो सिर्फ उसे पाया है,
पर ऐसा लगता है जैसे बरसों से जाना है,
ऐसे कैसे जाना है?
अब जाना है तो है।

उससे मुझे कोई छाँव नही मिलती, पर
उसका जैसे साथ मिलता है,
छाँव की कोई आशा नही है,
पर साथ है तो है।

वह सिर्फ पेड़ है, दोस्त है, या सुकून है ?
कुछ भी न होते हुए भी वो बहुत कुछ है,
कैसे इतना कुछ है?
अब वो है तो है।

The Chubby Little Girl.
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English

MIRROR

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She loved looking at herself in the mirror. People called her a narcissist. She didn’t care. When she was struck with facial paralysis and partly lost the ability to make facial movements, she lost a part of her soul too.
She became a recluse and removed all mirrors from her house.

Some gave up on her and others avoided her. Except a few stubborn ones like him who installed a mirror in her room and instilled confidence in her inner beauty.

The new mirror taught her to love her new reflection and see others’ reflections too…. clearly.

The Chubby Little Girl.
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English

MY RED WALLET

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As a kid, I always fancied owning a red wallet.
I bought a beautiful wallet with my first earning and I worked hard to make it fat.
A few years later, I was impressed with my sibling’s wallet holding bank cards. I worked harder.
After a long wait, my wallet resembled how I had envisioned it and I wanted to show it off to the world. But me and my wallet had withered with time and I realised both of us had lost the lustre to enjoy the little luxuries of life.

The Chubby Little Girl.
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English

CRUEL

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No one is born cruel. Unfavourable circumstances lead people to behave cruelly. She truly believed it.

She was a kind soul who couldn’t bear to see her innocent children wailing every day. When she lost hope, she fed them poisoned rice.

Starvation brought out the worst in her. She became cruel too before she ate the same rice.

The Chubby Little Girl.
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English

GET WELL SOON

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When an anonymous person sent her a bouquet of flowers with a ‘get well soon’ card, she was rather amused as she was healthy and fine.
The flowers were beautiful so, she decorated them in a vase and thought, they might have reached the wrong address.

Later, when more and more bouquets started arriving with get well soon cards, she was alarmed.
It didn’t take her long to realise that in a country where people had forgotten to think, speak and express freely, she had chosen to be the opposite.

The Chubby Little Girl.
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English

THE CHAIR

They both loved their respective chairs.Hers was a teal blue wing chair while his was a revolving one that exuded power.She loved sitting on her chair reading and day dreaming, while he took important decisions sitting on it.

His love for his chair was so great that when she came in between him and his chair, he chose to obliterate her.But he forgot that her love was no less for she appeared every night thereafter to read her favourite books sitting on her chair and scare him.

The Chubby Little Girl.
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English

RELIEF

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“What does relief mean to you?” She asked.

*”A glass of cool water on a warm day.
*Melodious song on radio after a long interval.
*Crossing the traffic light just before it turns red.
*As a kid, reaching the school before assembly time.
*Not flunking again..
*Achieving targets at office now.
*Cup of coffee to ease the headache.
*Getting all confirmed bookings for a vacation.
*To have a fully charged phone.
*Having a full meal after a long day.
*To know that a loved one is hale and hearty.
*Spotting someone online atleast, gives relief too”.He replied point wise looking at his phone.

The Chubby Little Girl.
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English

BLESSED

She looked at her gardner sitting against the wall in the garden under the shade of a mango tree.Deep in thoughts, he looked forlorn.She thought how blessed she was to have a house, a cozy bed and a cool room on this warm afternoon.

He was watching his phone where his granddaughter was taking her first baby steps in a video sent by his daughter.Happy tears rolled down.He spotted his madam in the window above and thought how blessed he was to see his little one while she was deprived of maternal bliss.

The Chubby Little Girl.
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English

EERILY SILENT

The silence woke her.
There was no sound or sight of traffic from her window.No chirping of birds either.
She called for help but none responded.The house looked eerily empty.

How were she to know that the world had turned a lot worse than that dreadful night 5 years back when she slipped into coma while saving herself from the predators?

She had been turned into a guinea pig since then, for their countless experiments.

The Chubby Little Girl.
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English

DREAMCATCHER

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She hung the beautiful dreamcatcher in her room.
Everyone she knew had said that her aspirations were way too big for her to achieve. She just said, “OK”. And then, she went on to prove all of them wrong.
For her, the dreamcatcher became a reminder that there were many more new dreams to achieve and nightmares to trap. For others, she became a dreamcatcher herself.

The Chubby Little Girl.
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http://www.thechubbylittlegirl.wordpress.com