हे कोविड यह तूने क्या किया
छीन लिया हमारा चैन, इतना दुख दिया!
सब कुछ छीन लिया- पर क्या छीना?
गरीब से उसका रोज़गार
मज़दूर से उसका घर बार
रोगी से उसका उपचार &
निरोगी से उसका पूरा संसार #
बच्चों से उनकी पढ़ाई
जवानों से उनकी सगाई %
बाहर घूमना फिरना
दोस्तों से मिलना जुलना
रेस्टोरेन्ट का खाना
फ़िल्में देखने जाना
अपनों से जुदाई
बंद हुई कमाई
और छीना हमारे प्यारों को
कई फ़िल्मी सितारों को
इरफ़ान बालसुबरमणयम तो चले गए
यादें पीछे छोड़ गए
मैं तो खुद भी न बच पाया
कोविड ने मुझे अपना शिकार बनाया
मैंने मास्क पहना और हाथ धोए
फिर भी दिवाली मनाई सोए हुए
न जाने और कितना नुक़सान दुनिया का होगा
जब तक कोविड इस दुनिया से दफ़ा होगा
आशा की किरण तो नज़र आ रही है
लगता है क्रिसमस के बाद फिर ईद और दिवाली आ रही है
Explanatory notes & – Many patients undergoing long term treatment such as dialysis were deprived as hospitals were struggling with Covid patients
# those enjoying good health escaped Covid but lost their near and dear ones to the pandemic!
% Many engagements were broken as marriage prospects became uncertain
4 thoughts on “हे कोविड यह तूने क्या किया?”
Enjoyed this Poem and even more I enjoy when Yourself write in Hindi. However under this Enjoy find lot of griefs, pain of those who lost family earning member , job and could hardly rejoice moments of life due to restrictions. I was lucky that after in CoVid times I could attend father eye operation but experienced struggle in settling at new location majorly due to COVID.
God bless you
Sir, got to see the poet in you through this poem and enjoyed reading it.
As you have very rightly mentioned, I think each one has been impacted directly or indirectly because of Covid. Eighter due to loss of family member or close relative or someone from the known circle. Few of whom I know lost because of being deprived of timely medical attention and that feels so sad.
However, few positive impacts have also been felt like getting to listen to the chirping of birds as a normal routine, which was earlier not possible due to the noisy surroundings. It also seemed as if earth is on the work in progress or repairs mode, doing the environmental cleanup by forcing people to stay home and trying to heal itself.
Thanks Anjali! You have very well summed up the impact of Covid in your comments