Dareechay

Nadaan Parinday thai
Kisi parwaan charh gaye
Yunhi hanste hanste kis karwan k sath chal diye
Hosh mai aye tau–
Badalon se lipte hue
Kisi kehkeshan mai khak hue
Pucho tau btain gai
Ne-murawat uran thi
Tabhi saghar mai dhal diye
Hansi bohat dukh bhari thi
Is liye tofan k sath tham gaye

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Sahaara

Yaar kai wasf ne belagaam kar dia
Kon be-sahara tha is weerane mai,
Us ne kinara kar dia
Dhool mitti ka khel hai,
Be-yaar ne lachaar kar dia
Fakiri shoba hai ameeron ka,
Be-qaif ne na-umeed kar dia
Darichay mai khara rehta hai sayal,
Umid dilai thi haakim ne–ik aas,
Kai khel ne be-parwa ko be-los kardia
Kehte hain bhuk lagti nahi shehhansha ko
Saqi ki pyaas ne-poorab ko pachim kr dia
Ghair daikhte rahe jharookon se,
Umme laila ko yun,k jisam pakiza kar dia
Pee k maidan mai ajate hain khuda k paishwa,
Murawat ne aise he badnaam kar dia
Jo mai khanai na ja saka usko,
Haqiqat ki parchai ne be-qabu kar dia
Ameer gharib ko dekhta raha–
Gharib yunhi bikta raha
Kon tha kiska Sahara,
Waqt ane pe kandhai ko he jar se kalam kar dia

Sawal

Sarak pe beth k sukh ki neend chahta hun
Mai nukta hun, gehrai beshumar chahta hun
Be yaar para hun, sukun chahta hun
Mai anchal hun, girift beshumar chahta hun
Parwana hun, uraan chahta hun
Jalti shama dekh k jalna, beshumar chahta hun
Akela hun–sab kuch fanaa chahta hun
Sach kia hai, khudai kai wasf se doori beshumar chahta hun
Aina hun–andhere ka
Roshni se labrez pukar chahta hun
Ashk bahaana seekha hai
Ab khud pe hansna beshumar chahta hun
Behangam sa khauf hun mai
Roothi hui dastan
Ab ik nazm bemisaal chahta hun

Murawat

Qadeem Khanay tau dur hogaye
Ankhon ki zad mai akai, saathi majbur hogai
Qehat zada tamashon mai,
Dhundai baarish k qatrey
Aj yatim khanay phir se bhuk se bharpur hogaye
Sada e haa gunjti hai har jaga
Par thakti hui tamana qaid mai akai bewujud hogayi
Shor machta hai pas e manzar mai
Aur thakti hui Ronaq shehar k hujum mai lashaur hogayi

Daagh

Aina musarrat mai para tha
Apna aap hasrat mai khara tha
Jo daikha aine mai, tau nazr aya-
Ik roop chasm deed sa
Wo laali, wo Ronaq, wo heere wo moti
Phr muskrahat ati gayi
Par jab dekha haqiqat ko–
Wo gandagi, wo bepardagi, wo lahulahaan atmaa
Wo benoori jise zamaana aas kehta hai
Wo tamana jise rooh ki pyaas kehta hai
Wo zeraw, zanjiron kai–
Tau ankhen nam hoti gayin
Phir unhi berang hoti gayin
Pucha ayenai se…
ye tuj pe daagh kaisa hai