Farah Siddiqui Matin: Translated by Farah Siddiqui Matin


Poet Farah Siddiqui Matin, a Ph.D from the University of Allahabad. Born and brought up in Allahabad, she currently resides in Ireland. She started to write poems in January 2014 and published her first book “The Bliss of Solitude” in May 2014. She is also the author of “Like I Born in Venus” (2015) and “India’s Daughter – 1989 – 2012”, dedicated entirely to Nirbhaya and her life. Besides this, here poems are published in 32 anthologies and many journals and magazines in India and internationally. She mainly writes on social issues with a strong feminist voice. She writes in free-verse style, and explores the inner and outer realms of human existence.
She is a recipient of many honors and awards and from national and international organizations, which includes “Hindustan Times Woman Award 2017”, “Rising Star India Award 2016” by the London Organization ‘We Are The City’, “The Best Poetess Debut Award” in 2015, 100 women honors award in 2016 by Tamanna Udaan Ki, Jaipur, Nominated as an incredible women writer of India in 2016 New Delhi, Outstanding poetess by BBIS Media club in association with Creative world media academy, New Delhi, etc.


Oh Papa

Oh Papa, it feels ghastly
When I see my murderers
Living normal behind the bars.
I feel terrible and frightened to see
how an offender gets acquitted,
only after receiving a nominal punishment.
I am no longer concerned about myself,
I have left. My story is over.
I’m only worried about other girls,
who can be a prey like me, anytime.
Oh Papa,
I am happier in the heaven,
As the world has become a hideous place to live now.
I miss you, mommy and my little brother.
My soul cries, when I see tears in your eyes.
But I no longer want to suffer, as I have suffered a lot.
Oh Papa, take good care of yourself,
And do not call me by my name.
I am not going to come again,
to a land, where my soul was crushed.

प्रिय पापा

प्रिय पापा मुझे बहुत अप्रिय लगता है
जब मैं अपने हत्यारों को देखती हूँ
जो सुखद जीवन बिता रहे हैं जेल में.
मुझे बहुत डर लगता है
जब मैं देखती हूँ की मेरा एक गुनाहगार
मामूली सजा पाकर जेल से छूट गया है.
मैं अपने लिए चिंतित नहीं हूँ ,
मैं जा चुकी हूँ, मेरी कहानी ख़त्म हो गई है अब
मैं उन लडकियों के लिए फिकरमंद हूँ
जो कभी भी किसी का शिकार बन सकती हैं
प्रिय पापा,
मैं यहाँ स्वर्ग में बहुत खुश हूँ,
क्यूंकि यह दुनिया एक घिनौनी जगह हो गई है रहने को
मैं आपको, मम्मी और अपने छोटे भाई को बहुत याद करती हूँ
पापा, मेरी आत्मा रोती है जब भी मैं आपकी आँखों में आंसू देखती हूँ
मेरे शरीर को कष्ट होता है जब मैं आपको रोते हुए देखती हूँ
अब मुझे ज्यादा यातनाये न दीजिये क्यूंकि मैंने पहले ही बहुत भुगत लिया है.
प्रिय पापा,
आप अपना ख्याल रखिये
मैं यहाँ बहुत अच्छा जीवन बिता रही हूँ
मुझे आप अब नाम से मत बुलायें
मैं अब किसी भी हाल में नहीं आने वाली हूँ
उस ज़मीन पर जहाँ मेरी आत्मा के टुकड़े टुकड़े हो गए.



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