wapsi

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aziyyat aur is sukun
donon ko hi dil khol ke main ne lutaya hai
hazaron bar aisa bhi hua hai
doston ki rahnumai mein
phira hun mara mara
shahr ki aabaad sadkon par
kabhi viran galiyon mein
kabhi sahraon ki bhi khak chhani hai
magar is bar jaane kya hua mujh ko
numaish ki dukanon mein
saja kar khud ko ghar wapas chala aaya
abhi darwaza main ne khatkhataya tha
ki ghar walon ne kina-tuz nazron se mujhe dekha
jab un ki aankhon mein,
koi ramaq pahchan ki main ne nahin pai
to ulte pairon wapas laut aaya hun
aur ab ye sochta hun
doston ki rahnumai mein
unhin galiyon mein sahraon mein ja kar
apne qadmon ke nishan dhundun

tai-shuda mausam

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musafir hue phir ek andhe safar ke
pata tai-shuda mausamon ka
kahin kho gaya hai
bade shahr ke ek club mein,
diwali manate hue
kal kisi ne kaha tha
cinema ke parde
kai tij tyauhaar mele samete hue hain
tumhein fikr kaisi
ye kyun rang chehre ka phika pada hai
tumhin sust qadmon pe nadim hue the
tumhin ko hawas thi
ki raftar qabu mein kar len khalaen khangalen
gae mausamon ka janaza uthae
kahan ja rahe ho
koi ibn-e-maryam na hath aa sakega
chalo us ko mitti ke niche daba den
yahi aane walon ke haq mein
munasib rahega

shanasa aahaTen

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idhar kai dinon se
dur dur tak bhi nind ka pata nahin
kasile kadwe zaiqe
tapak rahe hain aankh se
kai pahr guzar chuke
tawil kali raat ke
main sun raha hun der se
hazaron bar ki suni-sunai dastaken
kabhi shanasa aahaten
kabhi nashili sarsarahaten
kiwad kholte hi
dastaken!
wo aahaten nashili sarsarahaten
khiraj ruthi nind ka liye hue chali gain!

sahih kah rahe ho

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sahih kah rahe ho
shikayat baja hai tumhaari
ghane gard chehre tumhaare nahin hain
khizan-zade shahron ka rukh kar rahe hain
gulabi hare nile pile
sabhi rang mausam uda le gaya hai
koi dhani chunari
hawa se nahin khelti hai
kahani sunao kisi waqt bhi
ki din raat ki qaid baqi nahin hai
suna hai
musafir koi rasta ab nahin bhulta
sahi kah rahe ho
ki ye masala bhi tumhaara nahin hai

qissa-go

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wahi qissa-go
jo ek roz qissa sunate sunate
kisi pyas ko yaad karta hua,
uth gaya tha
phir ek roz logon se ye bhi suna tha
ki wo,
pyas hi pyas ki rat lagata hua
ek kuen mein gira tha
idhar kuchh dinon se
ye afwah gardish mein hai
ki wo qissa-go
jise bhi dikhai diya hai
wo bas!
pyas hi pyas ki rat lagata hua
kuen ki taraf ja raha hai

parchhaiyan pakaDne wale

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diary ke ye sada waraq
aur qalam chhin lo
aainon ki dukanon mein sab
apne chehre liye
ek barhana tabassum ke mohtaj hain
sard bazar mein
ek bhi chahne wala aisa nahin
jo unhen zindagi ka sabab bakhsh de
dhund se jagmagate hue shahr ki battiyan
sajda karti hui kahkashan
khub-surat khudaon ki phirti hui toliyan
aisa lagta hai sab
ek muddat se parchhaiyon ko pakadne mein masruf hain!!!