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जब हाथ थाम पहला कदम चलना सिखाया था,
तब ये भी सीखा देते जब ये हाथ ना सर पर होगा,
जब कंधे पर बिठा सारा जग दिखाया था,
तब कन्धा देना भी सीखा देते,
जब दुनिया से लड़ना सिखाया था,
तब अपनों के खंजर निकालना भी सीखा देते,
जब बारिशों में सैर करना सिखाया था,
तब आंसुओं के समंदर पीना भी सीखा देते,
जब प्यार करना सिखाया था,
तब उनमे खाये धोखे से भी उबरना सीखा देते,

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और जब ये सब खेल खेल में सिखाना ही था,
तो आप बिना जीना कैसे है ये भी सीखा देते,
ख़ैर कोई ना,
जल्द ही उस पार मिलेंगे,

बहुत बातें बाकी हैं,
कुछ आप कहना
मैं सुनूंगा,
कुछ मैं कहूंगा
आप फिर मुस्कुरा देना,
बहुत माफियां मैं माँगूंगा
कुछ आप माफ़ कर देना,
आपका सारा भार लेना है
और थोड़ा सा अपना भार देना है.

याद है आपको आपने एक घंटा माँगा था
इस बार सारा जीवन लेके आऊंगा,

इस बार बाप बेटा बन कर
आंख मिचोली नहीं खेलेंगे,
इस बार पुराने दोस्त बनके
सारे दिल के राज़ खोलेंगे,
आप देखना किसी दिन
फिर वही सुबह होगी,
क्रिकेट की पिच और
बाप बेटे की सलामी बल्लेबाज़ों की जोड़ी होगी,
फिर कदम से कदम मिला कर हम दौड़ेंगे,
पर इस बार अंत तक दोनों मैदान नहीं छोड़ेंगे…

मानस ‘समीर’ मुकुल

दो सलामी बल्लेबाज़

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I would love to hear your feedback on this poem. Do share in the comments section. You can read other poems here.

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58 Responses

  1. Rashi Roy says:

    Speechless. Your words moved me and your voice made my eyes moist. This is by far one of the most beautiful poems written by you. You are gifted, believe me. Record more often please, would love to hear your other poems too. Keep up the wonderful work. Hugs.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much. You are always so generous with your praises. Many thanks. Really appreciate 😊👍🏼

  2. soniadogra says:

    One of my favourites from your pen. Beautifully written.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so very much Sonia ji. I somehow missed posting this on the blog. I guess in time. Thanks again.

  3. Swati Mathur says:

    Your writing looks so effortless… I find difficult to read Hindi but I make that extra effort to read your poetry because there is a feel good Factor in them. Great writing.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Awww… Didn’t know that. Actually i write very less in Hindi. This was written sometime back just missed to post it on the blog. Hence did it today since most of the post for Alexa would be poems. Thank you so much for the appreciation. If required would send a translation 😊😊👍🏼👍🏼

  4. Pr@Gun says:

    Heartfelt and beautiful beyond words.
    Glad to hear you, reciting this poem on your blog.
    I’m sure this one is close to your heart.
    My favorite lines – बाप बेटे की सलामी बल्लेबाज़ों की जोड़ी होगी, फिर कदम से कदम मिला कर हम दौड़ेंगे, पर इस बार अंत तक दोनों मैदान नहीं छोड़ेंगे…
    These lines left a visual emotional impact…
    Behtareen kavita…

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Bahut Shukriya PraGun ji. The appreciative words are the fuel that keeps me going. Thanks for the support and encouragement. 😊👍🏼

  5. Jyoti Jha says:

    Yet another heartwarming and brilliantly penned feelings from your den. Loved this one and the emotions laden in each word. The video is beautiful with so many memories to cherish I’m sure. Keep writing and keep inspiring us.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Jyoti ji. Infact it’s the other way round. These kind of motivational words keep me going. Means a lot. Really appreciate. 😊🤗👍🏼

  6. Pratibha says:

    This ode is so so beautiful. You narrating it, was so soothing to hear.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      There was too much demand and pressure to do an audio. Hence trying out with this. Hopefully in future will do more of it. Thanks for appreciating the effort 😊😊🤗🤗👍🏼👍🏼

  7. Neha Sharma says:

    Beautifully penned. Your words made me emotional, can’t even imagine the pain you feel when thinking about your father. You miss him so much. This line ‘पर इस बार अंत तक दोनों मैदान नहीं छोड़ेंगे…’ is so touching.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Neha ji for liking this one. Yeah the feeling of missing a loved one is beyond words. Kidhar gayab ho aj kal.

  8. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    Your poem has made me emotional. Indeed there are some realtionship in our life that are beyond to explain in words . Each word in your poem show immense love for your father. Truly one of the best one from your side.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thanks Surbhi ji for the appreciation. Means a lot. Keep visiting. Glad you liked it. 😊👍🏼

  9. So touching.. Your voice rendition to your poem is beautiful.. Loved it..

  10. Archana says:

    Listening your narration is treat to ear! Literally got goosebumps where you said याद है आपको आपने एक घंटा माँगा था इस बार सारा जीवन लेके आऊंगा, I can feel the pain of missing dad.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      The pain is all that is left Archana ji. Thanks for reading and listening. Glad you connected with it. Keep visiting 😊🤗👍🏼

  11. vidhya29 says:

    Beautifully penned! loved it.

  12. Beautifully narrated post. Loved it.

  13. aditi says:

    I love this poem, you’ve weaved your emotions in words. Some relationships are for ever and their absence makes life incomplete.

  14. Anand says:

    great poem indeed.

  15. aktal2012 says:

    Too heart touching made me teary eyed, your father would be proud of you. I am speechless and choked with emotion, do keep writing

  16. Piognant..Lekin dost toh bahut mil jayenge par baap bete ka rishta atoh nootha hai -kyu na phir se shuruat wahi se ki jaye ?

  17. Har line padhte time I got image of my father infront of me … bahut ki khubsurat sikhayat ki he aapne in lines me

  18. बहुत ही सुंदर लिखा है मानस। आपका दर्द दिख रहा है साफ। कई बार होता है ऐसा कि हम सोच लेते हैं कि बातें क्या होंगी पर जिससे करनी हो उसका साथ नही मिल पाता। बस यही कह सकती हूं

    उन के होने से बख़्त होते हैं

    बाप घर के दरख़्त होते हैं …

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Bahut shukriya Shipra ji. Ap tak pahunchi.. Iske bhav pahunche mere liye ye hi bahut hai… Aur ant ki 2 panktiyaan kya khub kahi hai apne… Dil se Dhanyawad 😊🙏🏼

  19. Manas I literally have tears welled up in my eyes. This is such a touching poem. I could feel the pain of missing a father and the eagerness to meet the father in other world. I dont have a mum, and in her memories I had written something similar about meeting her up in the heaven and how whole experience would be.

    I am simply moved by your poem. I am surely going to check other poems of yours and good luck for such lovely writing.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Rakhi ji. These words are so precious. There are some loses for which the pain simmers forever. Losing a parent is one such loss. One never recovers. I am glad that you connect and relate with my words. Will wait for your feedback on other ones. Do share the one you wrote. Hugs. Thanks again. 🤗😊

  20. bytetrails says:

    This is such a heartwarming poem. Each and every word depicts it beautifully how much u miss your father n how much u long his company.

  21. This was so heartwarming. You have a great emotional writing skill.

  22. Another heartfelt and beautiful post from you Manas. You never fail to keep the reads glued to your content.

  23. Vashi says:

    Im falling short of words to say how beautiful & touching this dedication is. Loved every bit to the core. It definitely touched a chord.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Vashi ji for loving the poem. This one is really close to the heart. Glad you liked it. Keep visiting.

  24. Wow, Manas! Even though, I’m not very well-versed in Hindi, your poem had me moved to the core. Beautiful is an understatement. A perfect tribute for your father. Heartfelt, like all poems should be. #MyFriendAlexa #TinaReads

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Tina ji even more so because Hindi isn’t your first language. I am glad you could connect to the emotion. Means a lot. Keep reading Keep motivating 😊👍🏼

  25. ghazala786 says:

    Beautifully penned and heart touching poetry .

  26. Ritu says:

    I loved it the first time I read it. And loved reading it again. Beautifully penned, Manas. Dads…. we have to live with the regrets of not doing enough, not listening enough.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Ritu ji for reading and going thru it again. No matter how much I write I can’t say enough about Dad. Thanks for appreciating 😊👍🏼

  27. Ruchi says:

    So emotional and so beautiful . No one can replace a parent

  28. Emotional & a sense of forever loss that can never be filled up!. The video , the BW pics , the voice brought tears to my eyes again for the second time as I had heard this poem during light-camera-chatter.

  29. reshma sundarrajan says:

    Just phenomenal, apka likha dil chu gaaya, aur baaki kaami thi apka awaaz nah dil ka taar choo liya, ek asoo gira aur dard ka manzar dekh gaaya,
    I am sure your dad in the eternal worlds would be proud of his son and this dedicated poetry would have moved him and bus ek jaadhoo ke jhaapi de jaatha.
    I Am honoured to just read your write-ups 🥺🙏

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