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

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

Aik Adhuri Mulaqat

Us anjaan se verane mai jisko bheer kehte hain, main khud se mili

Aur wo kia mulaqat thi, kashmakash thi aur barsat thi

Bheer ghafil thi aur mai tanha

Phir maine khud ko dekha

Anjaan ban gayi jab maine khud ko dekha

Jana tha shayad kahin mujhe aur raste ki talash thi

Kehna chaha kuch khud se, sehlana chaha aur manana chaha khud ko

Rokna chaha aur btana chaha k kher he tau hai

Par mai tau yun khari thi, anjaan…ghaflat mai aur akeli

Bheer ki manind

Alfaaz na thai, ehsas gum tha

Phir hum dono ne apne ap ko dekha

Kuch kehna tha shayad

Afsos lafz khatam thai aur bheer bohat thi

Apne raste chal diye

Phir agar milen tau bat zrur krain gai khud seindex