Fleet

Jalwa gar hua tha wo falak k bich sai
Maine daikha tha faryadi ko

Ab sab taak Mai rehte hain
Kab ayega maujza koi
Maine dekha tha ajzi ko

Ghanchakar ban gaye hain sab
Shayad kisi ka takhayul houn jaise
Maine dekha tha dewangi ko

Shab e arzo chor bethe hum
Peer k aur mureed k
Maine dekha tha talab ko

Kabhi zamin mai samaa lagta hai
Kabhi asmaan mai
Maine dekha hai ab bhi
Atish e ishq ko
Bujhte hue aur jalte hue

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Splendor in the Dark

Badalta mausam, charta suraj dekha
Tum ne mera ehsas na dekha
Dhalti shaam, gehri raat dekhi
Tum ne meri dil ki pyas na dekhi
Subh ka ujala, sawera dekha
Tum ne mere pe ayi tanhai ka basera na dekha
Lehren samandar ki, asmaani bijli dekhi
Tum ne mere wujud ki bujhi hui ragini na dekhi
Chaand ko dekha, suraj ko dekha
Tum ne mere takhayul pe aya garehan na dekha
Dhuwan dekha, wabal dekha
Tum ne mere dil ka malal na dekha
Maine tum ko dekha–tum ne mujhko dekha
Beech mai ayi waqt ki dewar ko na dekha

93

Tanhayon mai rehne ki adat hai
Zanjeerain sehne ki adat hai
Haqiqat hai ye-
K taqdeerain sehne ki adat hai
Jo pardon mai chupa hai
Dunya walon ko,
Us pardai he ko cheer daine ki adat hai
Jaam pee k humko isi liye–
Gehrai mai rehne ki adat hai
Wo pakeezgi dhunte hain
Phir humain jhinjorte hain
Lekin humko tau bebaaki mai reh kar–
Karwa zehar peenai ki adat hai
Jo gumnaam shehar abaad thai
Bas wahin tamashe ki adat hai
Khuda ko dekh lia hai humne
Tabhi tau usko yaar kehne ki adat hai
Majbur hogaye thai hum
Tabhi tau zinda ho K bhi,
Marjane ki adat hai
Roza’e ashqui pe jab bhi jana hua
Tau sulagne ki adat hai
Jab sab fanaa hota hai
Tau khush hone ki adat hai
Wo pathar ban gaye thai sab log
Tabhi gharib ko bebasi ki adat hai
Lagaam do, bus bohat hua!
Isi liye qaide aur asoolon ki adat pe
Majbur hone ki adat hai

Twister

Andhere k pichai bhagte bhagte
Roshni see itni dur agaye hain
K ab na andhera milta Hai
Na ujala
Jane do, gherai he tau hai
Gehrai ki khoj mai meelon dur
Kinaray pe he kharai reh gaye hain
K ab tau na aar milta hai
Na paar
Jane do, rait he tau hai
Aag see bachte bachte ab
Dhuain main gum gaye hain
K ab na rasta milta hai
Na therao
Jane do, wujud he tau hai
Khud ko dhundte dhundte
Ab aise awara hue
K na falak dikhta hai
Na abad
Jane do, fanaa he tau hai

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