Kho Gaya Ek Rishta Mera (I Have Lost A Relation)

In loving memory of my father. He passed away on 16.05.2012. May his soul rest in peace. Aameen.


(Hindi version)

Kho gaya ek rishta mera

Kale badalon me kahi

Tez barish ki boondo ne

Chupaya diya use kahi

 ungli pakadkr meri

Chalna usne sikhaya

Ladhkhadai jab jab me

Duadna mujhe sikhaya

Uska saya ghane pedh jesa

Thandak wo de jata

Meri choti choti ankho me

Bade khwab wo jagata

Mere ansuon se

Aankh uski num ho jati th

Doli sajne ki baat pe

Laadli badi yaad ati th

Is khapat duniya me

Meri ek deewar thi

Bachati har khatre se mujhe

me beti  apne baap ki thi

samaj ki zanjeero ko

todha usne mere liye

annayaye k har pahad ko

chalanga usne mere liye

cheen liya khuda ne mujhse

sbse pyara rishta mera

yateemo ki fehris me

aane laga ab naam mera

kaap jati hu me

beshara yu hokar

dar lgta hai is duniya me

apne baap ko khokar

ab koi deewar nahi

akeli hu maidan me

toote phoote khwabo ko

jodh rahi hu me

cheen lo meri hr khushi

lauta do wo rishta mera

beti hu apne baap ki

kho gaya ek rishta mera

(English Version)

 I have lost a relation

Somewhere among the black clouds

Harsh raindrops

Hid it somewhere.

My finger, he held

And made me walk

When i stumbled

To run, he taught.

His shadow like a dense tree

Coolness  it radiated

In my small eyes

He lit big dreams.

My tears

Made his eyes moist

Watching a decorated palanquin

He missed her beloved.

In this ferocious world

I had my wall

Protecting me from all dangers

I , was my father’s daughter.

Chains of society

He broke for me

Every mountain of injustice

He jumped for me.

God snatched

My favorite relation

In the list of orphans

My name now comes.

At times , i shiver

Feel helpless

This world scares me

After losing my father.

Now there’s no wall

Alone, i am in the battle field

Lost, broken dreams

I am  recollecting.

Take away all of my happiness

Return me, my relation

I , am my father’s daughter

I have lost a relation.

37 thoughts on “Kho Gaya Ek Rishta Mera (I Have Lost A Relation)

  1. ANooP says:

    Great tribute to your dad. Hope god gives you the much required strength to go forward 🙂


  2. This is such a touching tribute Maryam. Brought to tears my eyes. Parents are such beautiful blessing of God. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
    Hope you are alright too, Much love to you,
    Zee ❤

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    • maryam191 says:

      I am all right. One learns to live anyhow. The only people who accept us with all our flaws, cranky moods are our Parents. From my story , I have learnt a lot. One of the main lesson is , at times we feel that Parents are imposing unrealistic principles upon us, we think we are right and they are wrong. Very strongly we feel that way however Parents are always right. They know us better than we know ourselves.

      Cherish the bond with them 🙂

      Thanks 🙂

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  3. Haya says:

    may Allah forgive your dear dad and grant him paradise. Righteous daughters could stand as a shield for a father from hell. Your duas and pietious upbringing by your dad will be rewarded, Insha Allah

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  4. Sad to hear this. May Allah give your dad a great place in paradise.


  5. Miss Maqsood says:

    This is such a beautiful piece Maryam. And what I have come to know about you through your posts, I can say you are lot more stronger than many of us. Stay strong.
    Parents are the bestest gifts anyone can get. And daughters for their fathers are always blessings. You were, you are and will always be his special blessing. May Allah swt bless him with luxurious abodes of Paradise and may He reunite you guys with him on the day of judgement. Aameeen!
    Love and regards.

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    • maryam191 says:

      Summa aameen.
      I am glad that you took time out to read the poem which is very close to my heart. Thanks a lot.
      I have been a hopeless introvert all my life. It used to pain a lot when pangs of realism hit me. I decided to evolve out of it. Writing, thus became my medium to vent it out.

      Thanks for the support 🙂

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  6. These were very beautiful poignant thoughts which were so well-worded, Maryam. It was indeed a wonderful ode to your father and he would have been definitely smiling after reading this from heavens. 🙂 I was left speechless for sometime and read both the versions multiple times. You are an incredible writer and a strong human 🙂

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  7. Akhiz says:

    May he Rest in Peace, Amen.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. rehmanjafar says:

    I did not had the courage to read the english version and honestly I didn’t wanted to read it.The hindi version was so powerful and it left me speechless.
    I am extremely sorry for your loss and may Allah give your father a place in paradise.He was a great father,your words assured it.

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  9. Tanveer Rauf says:

    he was a great father indeed. may his soul rest in peace ameen. heart touching feelings

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Bhumi says:

    Just by reading this I fear to lose my dad one day. It’s really heart touching! May his soul restin peace!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Heart touching ode to your Dad 😦 We all have to learn & be strong !! May he Rest in Peace !!

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  12. Such a blissful beauty. You expressed your emotions so well. I am sorry for your loss.

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  14. Maestro says:

    This is tears, this is love

    Liked by 2 people

  15. AdiC says:

    That just gave me goosebumps!

    You’ve poured your heart out and it shows your strength! Your daddy must be very proud of his little girl 🙂

    Stay strong! Sending across lots of love ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  16. izza ifzaal says:

    May Allah grants a higher place in jannah to your dad. .:)

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Imran Ali says:

    May Allah grant him Jannat al Firdaus !

    Liked by 1 person

  18. maryam191 says:

    After a certain period of time, smile comes naturally.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. maryam191 says:

    May his soul enter Jannah. Aameen

    Liked by 1 person

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