maut

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kaun aawara hawaon ka subuk-bar hujum
aah ehsas ki zanjir garan tut gai
aur sarmaya-e-anfas pareshan na raha
mere sine mein ulajhne lagi fariyaad meri
phir nigahon pe umand aaya hai tarik dhuan
timtimana hai mere sath ye mayus charagh
aaj milta nahin afsos patangon ka nishan
mere sine mein ulajhne lagi fariyaad meri
tut kar rah gai anfas ki zanjir-e-giran
tod dalega ye kambakht makan ki diwar
aur main dab ke isi dher mein rah jaunga
ji ulajhta hai meri jaan pe ban jaegi
thak gaya aaj shikari ki kaman tut gai
laut aaya hun bahut dur se khali hathon
aaj ummid ka din bit gaya sham hui
main ne chaha bhi magar tum se mohabbat na hui
ki chuke ab to khuda ke liye khamosh raho
ek mauhum si khwahish thi falak chhune ki
zang-alud mohabbat ko tujhe saunp diya
sard hathon se meri jaan mere hont na si
gar kabhi laut ke aa jae wahi sanwli raat
khushk aankhon mein jhalak aae na be-sud nami
zalzala uf ye dhamaka ye musalsal dastak
be-aman raat kabhi khatm bhi hogi ki nahin
uf ye maghmum fazaon ka alamnak sukut
mere sine mein dabi jati hai aawaz meri
tirgi uf ye dhundlaka mere nazdik na aa
ye mere hath pe jalti hui kya chiz giri
aaj is ashk-e-nadamat ka koi mol nahin
aah ehsas ki zanjir-e-giran tut gai
aur ye meri mohabbat bhi tujhe jo hai aziz
kal ye mazi ke ghane bojh mein dab jaegi
kaun aaya hai zara ek nazar dekh to lo
kya khabar waqt dabe panw chala aaya ho
zalzala uf ye dhamaka ye musalsal dastak
khatkhatata hai koi der se darwaze ko
uf ye maghmum fazaon ka alamnak sukut
kaun aaya hai zara ek nazar dekh to lo
tod dalega ye kambakht makan ki diwar
aur main dab ke isi dher mein rah jaunga

mahrumi

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tu bhi taqdir nahin dard bhi painda nahin
tujh se wabasta wo ek ahd wo paiman-e-wafa
raat ke aakhiri aansu ki tarah dub gaya
khwab-angez nigahen wo lab-e-dard-fareb
ek fasana hai jo kuchh yaad raha kuchh na raha
mere daman mein na kaliyan hain na kante na ghubar
sham ke sae mein wamanda sahar baith gai
karwan laut gaya mil na saki manzil-e-shauq
ek ummid thi so khak-basar baith gai
ek do-rahe pe hairan hun kis samt badhun
apni zanjiron se aazad nahin hun shayad
main bhi gardish-e-gah-e-ayyam ka zindani hun
dard hi dard hun fariyaad nahin hun shayad
zer-e-mizhgan tapish-e-ah ke pighlae hue
dabdabaate hue taron se mujhe kya lena
tere aansu mere daghon ko nahin dho sakte
tere phulon ki bahaaron se mujhe kya lena
apne anjam ki tashwish ab aainda nahin

Cleopatra

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sham ke daman mein pechan nim-afrangi hasin
nuqrai paron mein ek sone ki lag
rah guzar mein ya khiraman sard aag
ya kisi mutrib ki le ek tishna takmil rag
ek bahr-e-be-karan ki jhilmilati sath par
zau-fagan afsana-ha-e-rang-o-nur
nile nile do kanwal maujon se chur
bahte bahte jo nikal jaen kahin sahil se dur
chand si peshaniyon par zarfishan lahron ka jal
ahmarin udta hua rang-e-sharab
jam gai hain asha-e-sad-aftab
gardanon ke pech-o-kham mein ghul gaya hai mahtab
ishrat-e-parwez mein kya nala-e-ha-e-tez-tez
ud gaya din ki jawani ka khumar
sham ke chehre pe laut aaya nikhaar
ho chuke hain ho rahe hain aur daman dagh-dar
us ka zarrin takht simin jism hai aankhon se dur
jam-e-zahr-alud se uthte hain jhag
chaunk kar angdaiyan lete hain nag
jag 'antoni' mohabbat so rahi hai jag jag

aamadgi

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ek ek int giri padi hai
sab diwaren kanp rahi hain
an-thak koshishen meamaron ki
sar ko thame hanp rahi hain
mote mote shahtiron ka
resha resha chhut gaya hai
bhaari bhaari jamid patthar
ek ek kar ke tut gaya hai
lohe ki zanjiren gal kar
ab himmat hi chhod chuki hain
halqa halqa chhut gaya hai
bandish bandish tod chuki hain
chune ki ek patli si tah
girte girte baith gai hai
nabzen chhut gain mitti ki
mitti se sar jod rahi hai
sab kuchh dher hai ab mitti ka
taswiren wo dilkash naqshe
pahchano to ro dogi tum
ghar mein hun bahar hun ghar se
ab aao to rakkha kya hai
chashme sare sukh gae hain
yun chaho to aa sakti ho
main ne aansu ponchh liye hain

mufahamat

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jab us ka bosa leta tha cigarette ki bu nathnon mein ghus jati thi
main tambaku-noshi ko ek aib samajhta aaya hun
lekin ab main aadi hun, ye meri zat ka hissa hai
wo bhi mere danton ki bad-rangi se manus hai, in ki aadi hai
jab hum donon milte hain, lafzon se begana se ho jate hain
kamre mein kuchh sansen aur pasine ki bu, tanhai rah jati hai!
hum donon shayad murda hain ehsas ka chashma sukha hai
ya phir shayad aisa hai ye afsana bosida hai
dard-e-zeh se zist yunhi halkan tadapti rahti hai
nae masiha aate hain aur suli par chadh jate hain
ek matiyala insan safon ko chir ke aage badhta hai aur mimbar se chillata hai
hum maslub ke waris hain ye khun hamara wirsa hai
aur wo sab aadarsh, wo sab jo wajh-e-malamat thahra tha
is matiyale shakhs ke gahre meade mein khup jata hai
phir tafsiron aur tawilon ki shakl mein bahar aata hai
ye tawilen majburon ka ek mauhum sahaara hain
ya shayad sab ka sahaara hain
yunhi mein aadarsh insan ka juya hun
sab hi sapne dekhte hain khwabon mein hawa mein udte hain
phir ek manzil aati hai jab phut phut kar rote hain
shakhon ki tarah tutte hain
ek ruh-e-jaan-o-dil ko jo duniya mein sab se badh kar hai pa lete hain
phir us se nafrat karte hain go phir bhi mohabbat karte hain!
main us se nafrat karta hun wo mujh ko nich samajhti hai
lekin jab hum milte hain tanhai mein tariki mein
donon aise ho jate hain jaise aaghushta mitti hain
nafrat zam ho jati hai ek sannata rah jata hai
sannata takhliq-e-zamin ke baad jo har-su tari tha
hum donon tutte rahte hain jaise hum kachchi shakhen hain
khwabon ka zikr nahin karte donon ne kabhi jo dekhte the
khushiyon ka zikr nahin karte jo kab ki supurd-e-khak huin
bas donon tutte rahte hain
main baada-noshi par mail hun, wo cigarette piti rahti hai
ek sannate ki chadar mein hum donon lipte jate hain
hum donon tutte rahte hain jaise hum kachchi shakhen hain!

ahd-e-wafa

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yahi shakh tum jis ke niche kisi ke liye chashm-e-nam ho yahan ab se kuchh sal pahle
mujhe ek chhoti si bachchi mili thi jise main ne aaghosh mein le ke pucha tha beti
yahan kyun khadi ro rahi ho mujhe apne bosida aanchal mein phulon ke gahne dikha kar
wo kahne lagi mera sathi udhar us ne ungli utha kar bataya udhar us taraf hi
jidhar unche mahlon ke gumbad milon ki siyah chimniyan aasman ki taraf sar uthae khadi hain
ye kah kar gaya hai ki main sone chandi ke gahne tere waste lene jata hun 'rami'