You may remember or may not – Poet (Momin Khan Momin)

those new resentments, those complaints, those light hearted and fun stories
that being displeased at every thing, you might remember or you might not

That steadiness we had between us, you might remember or you might not
That promise of staying together, you might remember or you might not

if some thing might happen, that was not to your liking
the forgetting before speaking it out, you might remember or you might not

listen, the story of many years ago, some promise to me you had made
forget the mention of keeping that now, perhaps you remember it or perhaps you don’t

some time there was this want in me and in you, some time there was this joy between me and you
some time we were dear friends, you might remember or you might not

if we got together by chance, to express loyalty for every breath
those complaints and rebukes to loved ones, you might remember or you might not

those joys that were often on me, that kindness on my being
I remember every bit, whether you remember or not

sometime when amongst all, we sat in front of each other, that conversation with only signs
that open expression of interest, you might remember or you might not

when I mentioned the house, my heart said plainly
you said you don’t know or care, you might remember or you might not

that fighting on the night of the meeting, that not agreeing to any thing
that saying no-no to everything, you might remember or you might not

whom you called loyal, whom you counted as your friend
I am the same suffering “Momin”, perhaps you remember or perhaps you don’t

Poet (Momin Khan Momin)

Translation: https://blog.yogins.com/2010/05/01/a-mesmerizing-ghazal-woh-jo-hum-mein-tum-mein-qaraar-thaa/

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