Javed Akhtar’s Poetry

Javed Akhtar has been one of my favorite poets since the time I started reading Urdu poetry. His way of penning emotions in simple words makes his writings extremely precious to me. Here is one such poem that is very close to my heart.

हम तो बचपन में भी अकेले थे
सिर्फ़ दिल की गली में खेले थे

एक तरफ़ मोर्चे थे पलकों के
एक तरफ़ आँसूओं के रेले थे

थीं सजी हसरतें दूकानों पर
ज़िन्दगी के अजीब मेले थे

आज ज़ेहन-ओ-दिल भूखों मरते हैं
उन दिनों फ़ाके भी हमने झेले थे

ख़ुदकुशी क्या ग़मों का हल बनती
मौत के अपने भी सौ झमेले थे

22 thoughts on “Javed Akhtar’s Poetry”

  1. Can anyone please post one poem of Jawed Akhtar, which has some following words:
    “Is jindagi me do raste hai.. Pahla rasta saral hai, …. par tum us raste par mat chalna… mujhe afsos hai ki tumhe apni pehchaan kyu nahi hai…’

  2. Mulaqat-e-mehfil ka azal tum se hai……..

    mere kalam ki ye gazal tum se hai……..

    padta hu koi nazm jab, jism-o-jaan me bas tum hi samati ho……..

    palat ta hu varq jab dil ki kitaab ke, shuru se akhir tak bas tum hi pati ho……..

    sham ka nasha apne shabab par hai, kuch pal me din dhal jayega………

    aa rok du in waqt ki suiyon ko, phr visaal ka shama nikal jayega…….

  3. hum sagar ke do kinare jo kabhi milat nahi ,woh leherin hain jo kabhi dikhte nahi,doodhn wale hume doondh h lete hain ,wo moti hai jo kabhi bikhate nahi

  4. Mai phool hu dali ka ,chhuoge to utar jaunga.
    awaj dena prem se,dali se utar ke kadmo me bikhar jaunga….for you ‘Swati’

  5. I wached Javed Akhtar & Shabana Azmi’s Interview at Channel Zoom where He recited one poem written by his waalid… “Tu iskadar mujse Juda Hai……” I dont remember the rest… I want to find out. HOW?

  6. Does anybody remembers or knows Javed saabs poem ‘ mein banjara waqt ke kitne shahar se gujra hu par waqt ke is ek shahar se jaate jaate soch raha hu peeche mud kar dekh raha hu…’ please forward it to djawalikar2006@gmail.com

  7. Kon kise dil me jaga deta hai.. Ped b sukhe pate gira deta hai.. Vakif hai hum duniya ki rivajo se mar jaye to koi apna hi jala deta hai

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