'Gend Aur Sooraj'
Nupur Ashok


bachchon kee ek duniyaa hai,
jisamen ek gend hai
aur ek sooraj bhee hai.
sooraj ke Dhalate hee
ruk jaataa hai unakaa khel
aur tab bhee
jab gend chalee jaatee hai
ankal kee chhat par.

ankal kee duniyaa men hai
Teevee aur akhabaar
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'Gulloo'
Pradeep Shukla


'gulloo-mulloo', 'paaroo bachchaa'
naam ek se ek hai achchhaa
'gauree', 'gulloo', 'chhoTaa maa(n)oo(n)'
ginate jaao naam sunaaoo(n)
'gullaa raanee' baḌee sayaanee
daadee kahateen sabakee naanee
...

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'Kauaa'
Jaya Prasad


ghar ke baahar kauaa baiThaa kaa(n)v-kaa(n)v chillaataa hai
kaun hai aane vaalaa isakee khabaren kauaa laataa hai

paapaa kee mausee ke ghar se guḌ kee bhelee aanee ho
us din subah savere uThataa jaise buḌhiyaa naanee ho
cheekh cheekh kar ghar vaalon ko kauaa raag sunaataa hai
us din sabase pahale kyon, mujhako naheen jagaataa hai ? ...

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'Lockdown Aur Main'
Tushi Bhattacharya


gazab vo din the, maidaanon par hote the jab saare khel;
ab to ghar men baiThe hain bas, sar men khoob lagaakar tel.
pustaken saaree paḌh Daalee hain, rang Daale hain saare chitr,
dhamaachaukaḌee karen bhee kaise, ab jo ghar n aate mitr.
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