Poem - Ishq aur Mot

Love and Death

How can I compare love and death?

They are birds of a different feather:

A lover is said to be dying for the beloved,

But death is simply death.

Love cries in seclusion, but death is mourned in the open.

In love, a person dies over and over again,

But death comes to him only once.

Love is a malady that can be treated,

But death is an illness from which no recovery is possible.

There is a fixed time for death, while love can happen any time.

The pleasure of love is known, while the pain of death is a mystery.

Only when one loses one’s life for the sake of love

Do death and love find a confluence.