Rahi Masoom Raza

(1 September 1925 - 15 March 1992 / Uttar Pradesh / British India)

Strange Roads Of The Strange City - Poem by Rahi Masoom Raza

Strange roads of the strange city
kept smiling on my loneliness

for long time I wandered there
for long time you came to my mind

hardships came, hardships I suffered
I lived daily as if I had breathed out

Life kept on testing me
I kept on testing my life


So on and so forth I lived my life
What was wrong me, you didn't like?

I was ready to give my life for you
Money not love was of value to you

I wish I had never met you
No I cannot live without you

Take me back my darling
All my life I'll be a serf to you

Kiss your rear no matter what you do
My heart has now for ever fallen for you

O my poor bastardly heart, I am
Suffering now only because of you!

- Added verses and translation by Ravi Kopra


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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 9, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 9, 2012


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