Raqeeb

Qismat Kai raqeeb
Sab bas gaye ik shehar mai
Jahan chandi mela hota tha
Aur andherei ka pehra hota tha
Par hawain khub chalti thien
Jaise paigham lati houn
Dusre paar se kisi thehrao ka
Dhalta Suraj bas dhalta rehta
Aur chand ko zang lag gaya tha
Par sitare khud roshan thai
Jaise shamyane khud roshan houn
Sham hoti ya raat hoti
Wo qismat Kai raqeeb
Mehfil se bach kar, konon Mai ja chupte thai
Hum jante thai sab raste
Sab deewaron se mulaqat thi
Sab andhero ka pata tha
Ik raqeeb tha uska, dusra mera chehra

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Bezubaan Zanjeerain

Zanjeerain insan ko hamesha qaid nahi kia kartien. Aksar insan zanjeeron ki qaid mai ajata hai. Aur in dono mai fark hai. Jo zanjeerain insan ko qaid karti hain–wo bezabaan nahi hotien. Wo shor machane wali aur zulm ki zubaan bolne wali hoti hain. Magar wo jin mai insan qaid hojata hai–wo aksar khamosh hoti hain. Wo bezubaan hoti hain. Kyunk insan unko apni bebassi k shor mai ahista ahista khatam kr deta hai.

Ye sab batain shayad har kisi ko samajh na ayen. Aur shayad kisi ko bhi samajh mai na ayen. Shayad is sab ka koi maqsad nahi. Akhir kabhi zanjeeron ki bhi zubaan hua karti hai. Aur insan aise he in mai qaid nahi ho jata. Ye sab tau tasawur hai. Magar tasawur mai he wujud hai. Aur wujud mai ikhtilaaf. Ikhtilaaf hai tau zanjeerain hain. Par shayd ye batain kisi ko bhi samajh na ayen. Shayad in ka koi sira he nahi.

Khamoshi bzubaan hoti hai. Insan kabhi khamosh nahi hosakta. Hata k wo chup bhi ho–tab bhi khamosh nahi hota. Magar ye pathar par lakeer nahi. Tau ye bezubaan zanjeerain kia hain? Jin ki girift mai qaid ho k insan bilatakaluf ho jata hai aur ye khud khamosh? Soch?

Soch ki qaid mai kia kia zulm nahi hota. Aur iski qaid mai kia kia barkat aur kia lutf aur kia maza hai. Aur iski qaid mai zindagi ka aina hai. Magar ye bezubaan tau nahi? Aur ye bezubaan hai.

Andhera? Andherai ki qaid mai kia sukh hain? Nafs? Husn? Ishq? Dard? Khushi? Zindagi?

Konsi zanjeer? Konsai alfaaz? Konsay khayal? Aur konsi zubaan? Aur qaid!

Darasal sab maya he tau hai.

Aur aik bezubaan zanjeer insan khud hai.

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