My Loved Ones / मेरे प्रियजन

There are
long cherished memories,
some good thoughts too
that I often preserve safely
to retrieve at the right moment,
but get misplaced somewhere
in the inner deep layers
of my cerebrum…

So I have left my thoughts,
and my words free
I go on speaking
what instantly comes
to my heart…

I’m afraid at times 
what and how to say
lest someone should feel bad
but can my own people
really feel bad about what I say?

And even if someone feels bad
it’s his or her right
but he or she is my own 
how can I feel bad
about my loved ones?


कुछ बहुत पुरानी यादों को
कुछ सुविचारों को
मैं अक्सर संरक्षित करता हूं
सुरक्षित रूप से
सही समय पर उन्हें निकालने के लिए,
लेकिन वे कहीं खो जाते हैं
भीतरी गहरी परतों में
मेरे मस्तिष्क के…

इसलिए छोड़ दिया है
मैंने अपने विचारों को
अपने शब्दों को मुक्त और स्वच्छंद
मैं कहे जाता हूँ
मेरे दिल में तुरंत जो भी आता है …

मुझे कई बार डर लगता है
क्या और कैसे कहना है
कहीं ऐसा न हो कि किसी को बुरा लग जाए
मेरी बातों का
लेकिन क्या मेरे अपने लोग भी
वाकई बुरा मान सकते हैं?

और किसी को बुरा लगे भी
तो यह उनका अधिकार है
लेकिन वे मेरे अपने हैं
मुझे बुरा कैसे लग सकता है
अपने प्रियजनों के बारे में?

— कौशल किशोर



  1. You have touched on something important, Kaushal because the people who can hurt you most are your loved ones, no one else can affect you in the same way. That is why we should always remember before we open our mouths or state writing or typing, that ” life is as short as half taken breath” (Rumi), and only speak with love to those who matter most.


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    1. Very well said, Joanna! What you have stated is absolutely correct. There is no point hurting anyone for no reason. Satyam bruyat priyam bruyat ma bruyat satyamapriyam, remember? Thank you!


    1. Thank you, Lamittan for your thoughtful comment. You have rightly pointed out the picture is from a fountain only.


  2. Thanks, Narayana.
    I was told in my friend’s circle that I talk like a chatterbox and those words haunted me for a long time. I always kept thinking after all I am expressing my thoughts among friends without mincing words why anyone should feel bad about. Then I met a sanyasi who said to keep heart clean its good to let out all that comes to your mind but prepared to stand alone.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I agree with you and that sanyasi. If somebody talks ill, it’s upto us to accept, reject or just ignore. Today I was reading a piece, the sum and substance of which is, “if it is to be, it is up to me.”

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