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You seemed worthwhile in the beginning, but slowly you got obsessed Now, so many years later, you’re drunk texting me But, you had your chance and didn’t act So why now with your family in tact, Do you want to … Continue reading

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El Corazón Tonto

Cuando te vi por la primera vez Mi corazón se saltó un latido Claro que no te sentiste la misma Y, acaso, tú nunca me viste en realidad Cuando me diste tu atención Fue solamente por razones físicas Eras mi … Continue reading

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एहसान तेरा होगा मुझ पर–जंगली से (१९६१)

एहसान तेरा होगा मुझ पर         Allow me this favor दिल चाहता है वो कहने दो        Whatever my heart wants to say, let it say मुझे तम से मोहब्बत हो गयी है    I … Continue reading

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जब जब बहार आयी–तक़दीर से (1943)

My attempt to translate one of my favorite songs. जब जब बहार आयी और फूल मुसकुराये Whenever the spring comes and the flowers smile, मुझे तुम याद आयी। मुझे तुम याद आयी। I remember you. I remember you. जब जब … Continue reading

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Heart’s Old Regrets, Gone?

I’m glad you’re happy Glad you chose to cut ties Glad that you did what I couldn’t Glad your love for her is stronger than mine was for him Glad you seem to have settled down Glad to be broken … Continue reading

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It Was Forever, Once

When I loved you, it was forever: My heart overflowed with delights Born from its lasting fervor Of having you long within my sights. When my heart broke, the fervor left, And all good feelings seemed to follow. My chest … Continue reading

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Chance Encounter

On a warm, sunny July morning, I was walking down Michigan Avenue, heading to work for an important meeting. The sun felt like the heat lamps in an incubator, not too hot and not too cool either. I felt that … Continue reading

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