Poetry by Javed Akhtar: Dil, Aakhir Tu Kyun Rota Hai?


Jab jab dard ka baadal chaya Jab ghum ka saya lehraya Jab aansoo palkon tak aya Jab yeh tanha dil ghabraya

Humne dil ko yeh samjhaya Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai Duniya mein yunhi hota hai

Yeh jo gehre sannate hain Waqt ne sabko hi baante hain Thoda ghum hai sabka qissa Thodi dhoop hai sabka hissa Aankh teri bekaar hi nam hai Har pal ek naya mausam hai Kyun tu aise pal khota hai Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai

“Every time the cloud of pain loomed

A tear filled my eyes When this lonely heart was scared I told my heart, “Why do you cry for such reason?

This happens everywhere in this world.”

These dark lonely times, time has distributed them to all.

Some sadness is part of everyone’s story, Some sunshine is a part of everyone’s life,

Your eyes are damp for no reason,

Every second is a new season, Why do you waste your time over such matters?

“Why do you cry?” I asked my heart.” — Javed Akhtar

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

7 thoughts on “Poetry by Javed Akhtar: Dil, Aakhir Tu Kyun Rota Hai?

  1. Thank you! I am wearing scarves now because it is SUUUPPPEEERR COLD 😦 I love Javed Akhtar’s poetry in this movie. I really identify with Farhan’s character; the words are really great. 🙂

  2. I know, you are looking so cool in this blue scarf. Your collar color is orange, Gator color, blue and orange! They are doing really good so far.

    1. Yup, GO GATORS! I went to church like that yesterday. It is so cold up here. 😦

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