Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Come change me, I can't fight this fight - Muztar Kharabadi

Ghazal by Muztar Khairabadi (1865-1927: grandfather of Javed Akhtar)

Ilaj-e-dard-e-dil tumse masiha ho nahi sakata
Tum accha kar nahi skte, main accha ho nahi sakta

Tumhe chahu, tumhare chahne walo ko chahu
Mera dil fer do, mujhse ye jhagda ho nahi sakta

abhi marte hai ham jine ka tana tum na fir dena
yeh tana unko dena jinse aisa ho nahi sakta

Dam-e-aakhir meri baali pe majmaa hai hasino ka,
farishta maut ka phir aaye parda ho nahi sakta


Translation:

O God, You can't treat the pain of my heart
You can't make me good, and I can't become good

Let me love you, Let me love the ones who love you
Come and change me, I cannot fight this fight

I'll readily die now, don't taunt my living
Go taunt those who cannot die

In my last breaths I am celebrating beauty of women
If the angel of death comes again, there is nothing to hide