aankh pe paTTi bandh ke mujhko tanha chhoD diya hai

aankh pe patti bandh ke mujh ko tanha chhod diya hai
ye kis ne sahra mein la kar sahra chhod diya hai
jism ki bori se bahar bhi kabhi nikal aaunga
abhi to is par khush hun us ne zinda chhod diya hai
zehn mera aazad hai lekin dil ka dil mutthi mein
aadha us ne qaid rakha hai aadha chhod diya hai
jahan dua milti thi allah jodi salamat rakkhe
main ne tere baad udhar se guzarna chhod diya hai
chaaron shane chit mitti par gira pada hun 'tabish'
jaane kis ne dusri jaanib rassa chhod diya hai

abhi uski zarurat thi

saf-e-matam bichhi hai
sukhan ka aakhiri dar band hone ki khabar ne
khidkiyon ke par baithe ghamgusaron ko
ye kaisi chup laga di hai
ye kis ki na-gahani maut par sargoshiyon ki aag raushan hai
kisi ke kunj-e-lab se koi tara mere dil par aan padta hai
bura ho maut ka jis ne mere fariyaad-ras ki jaan le li hai
abhi us ki zarurat thi
main is duniya ke ek goshe mein baitha sochta hun
aaj is viran mandli mein
main kis ko pursa dene ke liye aaya hun
mujh ko taziyat to khud se karna thi
abhi is ghar se ek mayyat sidhaari hai
dam-e-rukhsat
kisi ne nikhat-e-zulf-e-pareshan ka nahin pucha
kisi ne dukh ke andar raushni ki chhab nahin dekhi
makan se phutne wali rawish par
ek bachcha ro raha hai
aaj us ke aansuon ko kaun ponchhega
ki us ke sath jo shatranj ki bazi lagata tha
wo ab zer-e-zamin ek chadar-e-sada ki khushbu hai
yahan subhen bhi aaengi
yahan shamen bhi utrengi
magar ek hichkiyan leta hua bachcha
charagh-e-arzu ban kar
sar-e-taq-e-lahad gungi zamin ki lab-kushai tak pukare ga
bura ho maut ka jis ne mere fariyaad-ras ki jaan le li hai

adhuri nazm

andheri sham ke sathi
adhuri nazm se zor-azma hain
bar-sar-e-kaghaz bichhadne ki
suno tum se dil-e-mahzun ki baaten kahne walon ka
yahi anjam hota hai
kahin satr-e-shikasta ki tarah hain chaar shane chit
kahin harf-e-tamanna ki tarah dil mein taraazu hain
suno in nil-chashmon sakht-jaanon be-zabanon par
jo guzregi so guzregi
magar main ek adhuri nazm ki haijaan mein khoya
tumhein aawaz deta hun
ki tanha aadmi takhliq se aari hua karta hai
jaan-e-man!
suno mere qarib aao
ki mujh ko aaj ki raat ek adhuri nazm puri kar ke sona hai!