Leaving those, who were with us through the dark times, behind might be the easiest thing to do. Yet why be so heartless and forget that the bonds these moments create must not be forsaken when the light finally shines?
Chaand ki simt jab urta hun
Toh hur baar ajab haadsa ho jaata hai
Woh jo mitti ka diya jalta hai meray ghar mein
Apni lau sir pe rakhay, aata hai
Aur kehta hai:
Teray saath chaloon ga keh safar duur ka hai
Aur tu raah se bhatka
Toh mein bay-aasra reh jaaoon ga!
When I fly towards the moon
A bewildering accident happens each time
The clay lamp that lights my house
Comes to me, still burning
I shall accompany you, for the journey is long
And if you lose the way
I’ll be left without refuge