Betiyaan toh sirf Ek Ehsaas hai :)

The best lines you will ever read on ‘Daughters’. The hardest you will struggle to bite back the tears & fight back that constricted feeling in your throat. That. Poetry. By Shailesh Lodha (Taarak Mehta fame).

Kya likhun ?…
Ki woh pariyon ka roop hoti hai…
Ya kadakti thand mein suhaani dhoop hoti hai…

Wo hoti hai udaasi ke har marz ki dawa ki tarah…
Ya os mein sheetal hawa ki tarah…
Woh chidiyon ki chehchahahat hai,
Ya ke nishchal khilkilahat hai…

Woh aangan mein faila ujaala hai..
Ya mere gusse pe laga taala hai…
Woh pahad ki choti pe suraj ki kiran hai…
Ya zindagi sahi jeene ka aacharan hai…

Hai woh takat jo chote se ghar ko mahal bana de…
Hai woh kaafiya jo kisi gazal ko mukkamal kar de…
Kya likhun ??…
Woh akshar jo na ho toh varn maala adhoori hai…
Woh, jo sabse zaada zaroori hai…

Ye nahi kahoonga ki woh har waqt saath saath hoti hai,
Betiyaan toh sirf ek ehsaas hoti hain :)

Uski aankhein, naa mujhse gudiya maangti hai na khilone,

kab aaoge, bass ek chota sa sawaal suno naa…
Apni majboori ko chupate huye deta hoon main jawaab
Taareekh batao, time batao… apni ungliyon pe karne lagti hai woh hisaab
Aur jab main nahi de pata sahi sahi jawaab…
Apne aansuon ko chupane ke liye
Chehre pe rakh leti hai kitaab

Woh mujhse australia mein chuttiyaan, mercedes to drive,
5 star mein dinner ya mehenge Ipods nahi mangti…
Na woh dher se paise piggy bank mein udhelna chahti hai
Woh bas kuch der mere saath khelna chahti hai…

Aur main kehta hoon yehi…
ki beta bahut kaam hai.. nahi karunga toh kaise chalega…
Majboori bhare duniya daari ke jawaab dene lagta hoon…

Aur woh jhuta hi sahi,
Mujhe ehsaas dilati hai..
Ki jaise sab kuch samajh gayi ho..
Lekin aankhein band kar ke roti hai…
Jaise sapne mein khelte hue mere saath soti hai..

Zindagi na jaane kyun itni ulajh jaati hai…
Aur hum samajhte hain, betiyaan sab samajh jaati hain.. :)

And, here is the video as recited my the poet himself !

23 thoughts on “Betiyaan toh sirf Ek Ehsaas hai :)

    • Hi @nks…

      I did not know the author of the poem.. just came across these lines in a video… If it’s Mr Shailesh Lodha then a big thanks to him… I think I have mentioned in my blog that I am not the author of this poem…

      Thanks :)

  1. i just read this blog today…and co incidently ..i m shailesh lodha…i dont know who has put it but i was googling somethin and found this on this blog…anyways i must tell u this poem was written on a flight back from aurangabad to mumbai and on a tissue paper it was written,..when i wrote it i thought i would not recite it in my shows but when i did it once and saw the responce of the people, i changed my decision and thought this is poetry should be recited everywhere..and i m doing it….anyways thanx

    • amazing poetry Lodha ji..what a coincidence..i was in one room and the TV was on in the other room..u were reciting this poem on some comedy show..i just heard the lines from the other room and googled “wo kaafiya jo ghazal ko mukammal kar de” and came across this. Wishing a really speedy recovery to ur daughter…and wish u all the best

    • I think these lines, express a father daughter relationship so beautifully that it touches a chord in ur heart…beautiful lines.. read them again an again..

  2. Hi

    I just saw todays BT n there is one column about Shailesh Lodha in Times Sqaure, as i and my family which includes my hubby n my 4 yr old son is a big fan of Tarak Mehta aka Shailesh Lodha. So thought to read the poem, i m really touched whoever is the author, i am very very thanx to them to wright such a nice poem on betiyan. Really touched…..

    Thanx

  3. Realy a heart touching poem Thanks to Shailesh ji…….. I have also feelings for my douhgter now i found very true words to express……

  4. Aapki is anmol kirti ko maine apne man mastisk me basaa liya hai. Ye kewal ek kawita nahi balki ek sandesh hai unke liye jo janam to ek aurat se lete hain magar betiyon se ghrina karte hain. Thanks again to realise that.

  5. hi,
    This is Anuj. I like to thank shailesh bhai to give us such a lovely thoughts like “wo aangan me faila ujjala……” Ya phir “wo mere sath kuch der……”

    Ya is hakikat ka sach shayad jo shailesh bhai ne mahsoos kiya BETIYAN TO EK EHSAAS HOTI HAI.

    Thanks for every single word of this beautiful creation Shailesh bhai Lodha.

  6. Beautifully expressed TRUE sentiments. DAUGHTERS WILL ALWAYS TRY TO KEEP THEIR PARENTS HAPPY EVEN IF THEY MAY NOT BE. I CAN SAY OUT OF MY EXPERIENCE WHAT SALESHJI HAS WRITTEN IS A REALITY THAT IS WHY I SAY HAPPIER ARE THOSE WHO HAVE DAUGHTERS.

  7. Beautifully expressed. Saleshji has depicted reality. Daughters always give peace and happiness to parents even though the may not be. I say”Happier are those who have daughters”

  8. no words … absolutely made me cry and did remain spellbound for sometime… i never knew that this guy can be or capable of so nice emotion… dont know the reason but it always seem to me that girls are always nearer to there father as compares to boys … anyways thanks for sharing the lines and if anybody intersted in listening from the person itself then here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHWXYdLIwYQ

    thanks thanks again for sharing arunima
    have a great day ahead

  9. M really speechless….I hv no wrds 2 xpress ma feelings. I was a gr8 fan of Mr.Lodha due 2 hs acting in taraak mehta ka ooltah chashmah bt nw aftr reading dis poem n watching it’s video on youtube I thnk in ma prsnl view I hv became d gr8st n biggst fan of dis man.
    A vry spl thnx 2 u arunima 4 writing dis on ur blog.
    Arunima I hv a rqst 2 u….plz if u kindly prvide me wid the names of ol 4 buks written by Mr.Shailesh Lodha to my mail id bcz it’s vry much difficult 2 find the names of buks in google….I’ll b vry thnkful 2 u if u do dis.

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