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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Hazaron saal beet jayen gai aise
Hum palat kar laut ayen gai kaise
Jahan khud ko chor gaye thai–
Ab wahin payen gai kaise
Tmhare kie intezaar ko– mitain gai kaise
Itne safr kiye thai
Ab auron pe jain gai kaise
Unhi logo se, jinse ulfat hogai thi
Wapis unke dil mai khud ko pohanchain gai kaise
Sab apni simt ho liye
Ab tujh mai khud ko pain gai kaise
Hazaron saal beet chuke hain
Khud ko khud se chupain gai kaise

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Jab uthne lagte hain tau
Rok lete hain khench k pallu
Jab ruk jayen tau parda daal lete hain
Yehi kahani hai
Aise he sunani hai

Unki kashish lapet leti hai
Lafz uljha dete hain
Sach pucho tau jism ko sulga dete hain
Aag aisi k eman ko suljha dete hai
Yehi kahani hain
Aise he sunani hai

Ankhen sawal karti hain
Dheron malal karti hain
Dhuwen mai ur jati hai–
Wo dewanangi jo kufr ko halal karti hai
Yehi kahani hai
Aise he sunani hai

Pehle nichawar hote hain
Phir beech daldal k chor dete hain
Rooh ko chalni karte hain
Raste ki dor aise he tor dete hain
Yehi kahani hai
Aise he sunani hai

Phir jab hum bhul jate hain
Tau wo yaad dilate hain
Hum tau sab yaad karte hain
Par ankhen chura kai karte hain
Yehi kahani hai
Aise he sunani hai

Dar sa lagta hai aksar
Ulfat se hoti hai
Mai itni Ronaq mai bhi
Sehmi hoti hun aksar
Yehi kahani hai
Aise he sunani hai

Andhere mai pare hain khali kaghaz
Qalam sukh chuke hain
Khamoshi hai aur khwahish hai
Yehi kahani hai
Ab hui begani 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