Sun & Hope (Nepali Poem)

घाम र आशा

बिहान झुलके को घाम र बुडो को आशा,
दिन त रमाइलो होला नी!
दिउँसो को चर्को घाम
छोरा छोरी को चर्को बाचा,
छिमिकि हरु को निन्दी खोजी
के हो? कसो हो?? कहाँ छो???

सुन्दा सुन्देयि बेलुकी भयो
घाम अस्तायो
तर यो विश्वाश दिलौँदेइ; कि
म फेरि भोलि आऔउंला

आज न भये
भोलि रमाइलो होला
आशा न छाड, विश्वाश राख
मलाई हेर –

कैले बादल ले छेक छ,
पानी ले रुंग छ,
त कैले हिउँ ले छोप छ
फेरि पनि म
मुसुकै हाँसदेय
बिहान फेरि आन्छू
तेइ आशा लिएर कि
आज प रमाइलो हुन्छ कि?

शिव ओम राणा

Note: Many years later (after writing this poem) while reading the biography of Gen Powel Collins, US Army, I read that he kept some motivational quotes under the glass of his desk and one of them read:-

“It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning”

Does my poem reflect the same positive mindset?

About Shiv Rana

Retirement life is series of transition: from Olive Green to civvies, being woken up a buddy to fetching morning milk from the milk booth. And now trying to adjust with new-normal due to pandemic - CORONA.
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