Day-mare!

It was 2:45 PM in a winter day and I had just taken my toddler to bed. I had work to do but I preferred to lie down with Ria so she would sleep fast. She had bathed that day and her hair was a little wet. I wanted to keep her warm so that she wouldn’t catch a cough again. While putting her to sleep, the warm comfort of the duvet in the cold afternoon made me want to sleep too. I did not mind taking advantage of that moment, draped the duvet around Ria and me, and comfortably fell asleep within a few minutes.

After a few minutes, an annoying voice started to disturb my sleep. I opened my eyes and looked at the window. I saw nothing. I assumed the pigeons were playing with sticks outside my window and they were making that noise. I pulled the duvet over my face and closed my eyes. Again, I heard noises, and this time they felt like the pitter-patter of raindrops. I concentrated on the noise and thought it must be raining outside.

I was too sleepy and I didn’t want to miss my sleep at any cost. I fell asleep again. After 5 mins, a sudden jolt woke me up.
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नये साल का नया सवेरा

नये साल का नया सवेरा
लाया है उम्मीदें नयी,
कुछ ख्वाब नये दिखा रहा ये
कुछ हसरतें नयी जगा रहा ये,
कुछ सपने फिर से बुन रहा ये
आशायें कई है जगा रहा ये,
हौसलों को मेरे बढ़ावा देता
दबे कदमों से आ रहा।

हैं कुछ एहसास ताज़ा सा फ़िज़ा में
हवायें गुनगुना रही गीत नया,
उजली सी सुबह है देती
नयी उम्मीदों की ख्वाहिशें जगा,
है कहती…
कर लो ख्वाबों को अपने हक़ीक़त में तुम जवां,
चुन लो अपने लिए भी
एक नया आसमान।

चहचहाती ये चिड़िया गाती यही तराना,
उड़ चलो संग मेरे
पा लो अपना नभ प्यारा,
फूलों को भी आ गया है
अब मुझको खुश कर जाना,
कहते है…
मुस्कुराओं तुम भी निडर होकर हम जैसा,
कर लो फ़तेह हर डगर पे
गमों को करदो हवा।

नये साल का नया सवेरा
लाया है उम्मीदें नयी,
कुछ ख्वाब नये दिखा रहा ये
कुछ हसरतें नयी जगा रहा ये,
कुछ सपने फिर से बुन रहा ये
आशायें कई है जगा रहा ये,
हौसोलें को मेरे बढ़ावा देता
दबे कदमों से आ रहा।

©adittigaur