क्या कभी किसी ने तुम्हें प्यार किया?/Has anyone ever loved you?

मैं शरमा जाता था
जब मेरे किशोर मित्र पूछते थे मुझसे,
“क्या कभी किसी ने तुम्हें प्यार किया?”
मेरे पास होता था उत्तर इसका,
पर मैं जानता था
कि वे वह नहीं सुनना चाहते थे
जो मैं जानता और कह सकता था…

आज इतने सालों के बाद भी
इसका वही उत्तर है मेरे पास
लेकिन लोग सुनना चाहते हैं कुछ और,
यही प्रश्न पूछ कर…

कहते हैं किसी का पहला प्रभाव
आखिरी प्रभाव होता है,
मेरे लिए वैसे ही पहला प्यार
आखिरी और इकलौता प्यार है,
जिसे मैं ने पहली बार महसूस किया था
एक अबोध शिशु के रूप में
और आज भी करता हूं,
जिसे और कोई समझ भी नहीं सकता,
सिवाय मेरी मां के…


🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀


I used to blush
when my teenage friends
used to ask me,
“Has anyone ever loved you?
I had the answer
but I knew they wanted
to listen something other than
what I knew and could say…

Even after so many years,
I have the same answer
but people expect
to hear something else
by asking this question…

It is said that the first impression
is the last impression.
and for me, the first love
is the last love and only one,
that I felt for the first time
as an innocent child
and still do today,
which no one else can understand,
except my mother…


–Kaushal Kishore

37 Comments

  1. There is never anything, Kaushal, as beautiful and as moving as your words devoted to your beloved mother. As Mother’s Day is approaching I hope for more devotion because this is what immortalized her.
    I am sure that her spirit is happy to be loved as much now as you did when she was here.
    My thoughts will be with her on the 8th.

    Joanna

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    1. Thank you, Joanna for such a beautiful comment that made my heart happy and my mother would also have pleased to see it. She must be blessing you. I’ll keep 8th in mind, but these are natural thoughts that come to my mind anytime.

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  2. अभी भी चोट लगती है, या कोई संकट आता है, तो मुँह से “मम्मी” निकलता है.😂😂

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