Jeene Ke Ishare


This poem is inspired by the Bollywood song ‘Jeene Ke Ishaare’ starring Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty in the movie ‘Phir Milenge’, 2004.

These fragrances are meant for the living. They erase past sins and are very forgiving. I savour the scents in the air. And they wipe away my tears and despair. There is something about this smell. It makes me smile even when I'm actually in hell. Old places and old songs. A feeling like this is where I belong. At the back of my mind, these tunes for the living. Is this what I have all along been missing? I recognize this melody. It calms me down like therapy. There is a spring of life within me. That was arid and desolate completely. Now, I feel those rivers gushing once more. Like a tsunami they want to overflow. This feels warm and familiar. But it's been winter…

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