safar ka silsila aaKHir kahan tamam karun

safar ka silsila aakhir kahan tamam karun
kahan charagh chalaun kahan qayam karun
sabhi ke sar pe hai rakkhi kulah nakhwat ki
qadon ki bhid mein kis kis ka ehtiram karun
hain jitne mohre yahan sare pitne wale hain
kise main shah karun apna kise ghulam karun
ajib shahr hai koi sukhan-shanas nahin
mata-e-fikr main mansub kis ke nam karun
mera shanasa hai koi na ham-zaban hai koi
dayar-e-ghair mein phir kis se main kalam karun
sajaun us ke liye ghar bichhaun palken 'zafar'
wo aa raha hai to kuchh main bhi ehtimam karun

pai hamesha ret bhanwar kaTne ke baad

pai hamesha ret bhanwar katne ke baad
tishna-labi ka lamba safar katne ke baad
kuchh aise kam-nazar bhi musafir hamein mile
jo saya dhundte hain shajar katne ke baad
fan ki hamare aaj bhi shohrat hai har taraf
wo mutmain tha dast-e-hunar katne ke baad
utri hui hai dhup badan ke hisar mein
qurbat ke faslon ka safar katne ke baad
shewa to zabt ka hai magar kya karun 'zafar'
badhti hai pyas aur bhi sar katne ke baad

labon par pyas sab ke be-karan hai

labon par pyas sab ke be-karan hai
har ek jaanib magar andha kuan hai
hai koi aks-e-rangin aaine par
jabhi to aaine mein kahkashan hai
kisi se koi bhi milta nahin ab
har ek insan yahan to bad-guman hai
firaq-o-wasl ka qissa nahin hai
adhuri kis qadar ye dastan hai
nahin kuchh bolte hain jabr sah kar
lage tarshi hui sab ki zaban hai
watan mein rah ke bhi hai be-watan ye
bahut mazlum ye urdu zaban hai
kisi ka dard bante gham mein roe
'zafar' ehsas logon mein kahan hai