bahut kuchh mehnaton se ek zara izzat kamai hai

bahut kuchh mehnaton se ek zara izzat kamai hai
andhere jhonpade mein raushni jugnu se aai hai
tasadduq zindagi faqon pe us ke ahd-e-hazir mein
ki jis ne jaan de kar aabru apni bachai hai
hamein inkar hai baatil-paraston ki qayaadat se
hamari zindagi ki har tamanna kar bulai hai
khud apne shahr mein apna shanasai nahin koi
na jaane justuju apni ye kis manzil pe lai hai
ajab dastur hai 'sahil' ki is ahd-e-taraqqi mein
bhalai mein burai aur burai mein bhalai hai