Adhe murawat mai mar gaye–
adhe malal mai
Kuch umr guzri bhagte bhagte,
Baqi intezaar mai
Subh K ujale se lekar-
Shaam ki tariki tak
Kuch ishq mai guzri
Baqi dil k wabal mai
Dhunde jo dost ajnabion mai-
Tau kuch ki dor kachi nikli
Kuch ki pukhta haal mai
Yunhi aksar hansi ajati hai–
Dunya K dasturon pe
Jo acha lage haram hai,
Lekin atki rooh hai halal mai
Main aksar doob si jaati hun
Kisi ajeeb se gehre jaal mai
Adhi zindagi murawat mai lipti hai
Baqi malal mai

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Parable

Yun tau rut bahar ki hai
Par sanaata chupta nahi
Sab log moondhai pare soye hain
Aur har andhera hairan hai
Bheer bani Hai khalkat sari
Ik dusre se na-tawan Hai
Ayena batain karta hai
Khali diwaron se
Pardai pare hain pardon pe
Aj tau rut hai rangini ki
Par andhera beshumar Hai
Mai bhi khud se chup gayi hun
Kyunk milna kafi dushwar hai

Chaon

Na cher parwane ko, na saaz hai kuch
Badlon ne btaya, mee aj khaak se milan sar hai kuch
Hum he hain bas yunhi basera karte hain
Na andar k hain na bahir k
Badu hain kisi ameer khanai k
Zulm k agai kafir hain, aur
Zalim k agai momin hain
Par sach pucho tau Ronaq k andhere main
Yunhi tanha hain, jaise aatish hai pathar k agai
Lachar kuch

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