Ronak Sawant is an Indian artist, dancer, poet, writer, street photographer and humanitarian. He is the life explorer & a free bird that uses his art, wisdom and life’s journey to inspire people and make a change in the world.

May 05, 2020

"Corona Haarega, Hum Jeetenge" - A Poem on Coronavirus & Lockdown by Ronak Sawant

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Cover Photo: A Poem on Coronavirus & Lockdown by Ronak Sawant

"कोरोना हारेगा, हम जीतेंगे"

 

जीवन ठहरा-सा है

ज़माना तनहा-सा है

माहौल बिगड़ा-सा है

संसार बदला-सा है


लोग घर में कैद है

दुकान, दफ्तर, सब बंद है

सड़के सुनसान है

चारों तरफ लॉकडाउन है


पटरी पर रेलगाड़ी दौड़ रही है

ही आसमान में विमान उड़ रहा है

शहर की रफ्तार रुकी-सी है

शहर का शोर गायब-सा है


लोगों की चहल-पहल थम गयी है

यारों की महफ़िल एक गुज़री कहानी-सी है

बच्चों के खेल-कूद की गूँज चुप्पी है

जीने का मज़ा गायब-सा है


प्रकृति खिली है और पंछी चहचहा रहे है

हवा ताज़ी और नदी साफ़ हो गयी है

दिल अब तरस रहा है इसे संजोने के लिए

लेकिन क्या करे, हम है बेबसी के मारे बंद अपने घरों में


कभी सोचा न था, जीवन में ऐसे भी होगा

फुर्सत के बदले, ऐसी हकीकत देखने मिलेगी

झप्पी के बदले, दूरी रखनी होगी

जीवन की एक लड़ाई, ऐसे छिपकर लड़नी और जितनी होगी


कैसी महामारी है यह जो फैलती ही जा रही है?

कैसी बीमारी है यह जो जान लेती जा रही है?

किसका किया धरा है यह?

क्या यह सिर्फ गलती या कोई विनाश का इरादा है?


कुछ महत्वपूर्ण सवाल है जिसके अपूर्ण जवाब है

कोई भी समस्या जहाँ से निर्माण होती है

अक्सर उसका हल वहाँ पे मौजूद होता है

खैर, हमें अपना वजूद निभाना ही है


जिस वक़्त से हम गुज़र रहे है

बहुत ही संगीन और कठिन है

लेकिन मेरे दोस्त, तुझे मजबूत रहना ही होगा

तुझे इस कोरोना महामारी से लड़ना ही होगा


ये कोरोना जो है ना

बस कुछ ही दिनों का मेहमान है

जब बनेगी दवा

तब होना इसका तबाह है


आशा की किरण जगाए रखना

साहस और विश्वास को टूटने मत देना

एक सवेरा ज़रूर आएगा

जो संसार को फिर से रौनक कर देगा


सब कुछ ठीक होगा

यह वक़्त भी गुज़र जाएगा

कोरोना हारेगा, हम जीतेंगे

कोरोना हारेगा, हम जीतेंगे



कवि - रोनक सावंत

 

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"Corona Haarega, Hum Jeetenge"

 

Jeevan thahra sa hai

Zamaana tanha sa hai

Mahaul bigda sa hai

Sansaar badla sa hai


Log ghar mein kaid hai

Dukaan, daftar, sab band hai

Sadke sunsaan hai

Charon taraf lockdown hai


Na patri par railgaadi daud rahi hai

Na hi aasmaan mein vimaan udd raha hai

Shahar ki raftaar ruki si hai

Shahar ka shor gayaab sa hai


Logon ki chahal-pahal tham gayi hai

Yaaron ki mehfil ek guzri kahani si hai

Bachon ke khel-kud ki goonj chuppi hai

Jeene ka maza gaayab sa hai


Prakriti khili hai aur panchi chahchaha rahe hai

Hawa taazi aur nadi saaf ho gayi hai

Dil ab taras raha hai ise sanjone ke liye

Lekin kya kare, hum hai bebasi ke maare band apne gharon mein


Kabhi socha na tha, jeevan mein aise bhi hoga

Fursat ke badle, aisi haqeeqat dekhne milegi

Jhappi ke badle, doorie rakhni hogi

Jeevan ki ek ladai, aise chhipkar ladni aur jeetni hogi


Kaisi mahaamaari hai yeh jo failti hi jaa rahi hai?

Kaisi bimaari hai yeh jo jaan leti jaa rahi hai?

Kiska kiya dhara hai yeh?

Kya yeh sirf galti ya koi vinaash ka iraada hai?


Kuch mahatvpurn sawaal hai jiske apurn jawaab hai

Koi bhi samasya jahan se nirmaan hoti hai

Aksar uska hal wahan pe maujood hota hai

Khair, humein apna wajood nibhana hi hai


Jis waqt se hum guzar rahe hai

Bahut hi sangeen aur kathin hai

Lekin mere dost, tujhe majboot rehna hi hoga

Tujhe iss corona mahaamaari se ladna hi hoga


Yeh Corona jo hai naa

Bas kuch hi dino ka mehmaan hai

Jab banegi dava

Tab hona iska tabaah hai


Aasha ki kiran jagaye rakhna

Saahas aur vishwas ko tootne mat dena

Ek savera zaroor aayega

Jo sansaar ko phir se raunak kar dega


Sab kuch theek hoga

Yeh waqt bhi guzar jaayega

Corona haarega, Hum jeetenge

Corona haarega, Hum jeetenge



Poet - Ronak Sawant




© Artwork by Li Min | China Daily. I do not own the copyright to the image used in this poem.



Note:

A couple of days ago, I viewed lockdown pictures of my beloved city, Mumbai. Seeing those deserted streets, I felt tears in my eyes. Honestly, I couldn’t bear that sight. The city that has always been full of life is now empty. Then I saw a video of how the environment is getting better and nature is blooming. I so wanted to go out and cherish it, but it’s significant right now that we stay at home. I had also read some news in which many people committed suicide fearing the Coronavirus. So I wanted to create something as a solution highlighting all that we are going through in such trying times. That led me to write this inspiring poem.


The inspiration for this poetry was all the above moments. I penned this poem in a way that it inspires one to be healthy, have faith, keep hope alive and never give up against Covid-19 or any life situation in general.


Dear friends, be grateful for everything you have in life, especially life. Be thankful for the internet as because of it you are reading this, say thank you to those walls around you that are comforting you and keeping you safe for years, thank your family, be thankful for every little thing, be it water, food, air, oxygen, etc.


Every day I wake up with a smile on my face and gratitude in my heart and go to bed at night feeling the same. Life is beautiful no matter what the situation.


I know it’s a difficult time that we are going through in life. Because of the virus, people are losing lives; the economy is tumbling down, businesses are closed, countries are in lockdown, etc. But I also do know that it is temporary and this tough time too shall pass. As I said in the poem, “Ek savera zaroor aayega, Jo sansaar ko phir se raunak kar dega.” (One morning will surely come that will make the world shine bright again.)


So hang in there, mere dost (my friend). Have faith. Be strong. We are in this together. Together we will fight and overcome this adversity and come out more powerful than ever. Take care; stay safe!


Coronavirus ke baad mai aap sabhi ko khushi se gale lagaake milunga. (After the Coronavirus, I will meet you all with a happy hug.)


Coronavirus will lose; we will win.

Coronavirus will lose; we will win.


Love,

Ronak

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