tum bhi

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muddaton baad aai ho tum
aur tumhein itni fursat kahan
an-kahe harf bhi sun sako
aarzu ki wo tahrir bhi padh sako
jo abhi tak likhi hi nahin ja saki
itni mohlat kahan
mere baghon mein jo khil na pae abhi
un shagufon ki baaten karo
dard hi bant lo
mere kin mahtabon se tum mil sakin
kitni aankhon ke khwabon se tum mil sakin
han tumhaari nigah-e-sataish ne
ghar ki sab aaraishen dekh lin
tan ki aasaishen dekh lin
mere dil mein jo paikan taraazu hue
tum ko bhi
lala-o-gul ke be-sakhta istiare lage

suno

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jaan
tum ko khabar tak nahin
log aksar bura mante hain
ki meri kahani kisi mod par bhi
andheri gali se guzarti nahin
ki tum ne shuaon se har rang le kar
mere har nishan-e-qadam ko dhanak saunp di
na gum-gashta khwabon ki parchhaiyan hain
na be-as lamhon ki sargoshiyan hain
ki nazuk hari bel ko
ek tawana shajar an-ginat apne hathon mein
thame hue hai
koi na-rasai ka aaseb us rahguzar mein nahin
ye kaisa safar hai ki rudad jis ki
ghubar-e-safar mein nahin

shikast-e-saz

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main ne gul-rez bahaaron ki tamanna ki thi
mujhe afsurda nigahon ke siwa kuchh na mila
chand sahmi hui aahon ke siwa kuchh na mila
jagmagate hue taron ki tamanna ki thi
main ne mauhum umidon ki panahen dhundin
shiddat-e-yas mein mubham sa ishaara na mila
dagmagate hue qadmon ko sahaara na mila
hae kis dasht-e-bala-khez mein rahen dhunden
ab fusun-saz bahaaron se mujhe kya matlab
aaj hi meri nigahon mein wo manzar tauba
main ne dekhe hain lapakte hue nashtar tauba
khuld bar-dosh nazaron se mujhe kya matlab
aasman nur ke naghmat se mamur sahi
main ne ghatti hui chikhon ke sune hain nauhe
hae wo ashk jo palkon se dhalak bhi na sake
zindagi husn-o-jawani se abhi chur sahi
kabhi zau-pash sitaron ki tamanna thi mujhe
aaj zarron ko bhi maqsud bana rakkha hai
aaj kanton ko kaleje se laga rakkha hai
kabhi gul-rez bahaaron ki tamanna thi mujhe

etizar

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tum samajhti ho ye gul-dan mein hanste hue phul
meri afsurdagi-e-dil ko mita hi denge
ye hasin phul ki hain jaan-e-gulistan-e-bahaar
mere soe hue naghmon ko jaga hi denge
tum ne dekhi hain damakti hui shamen lekin
tum ne dekhe nahin bujhte hue dipak hamdam
wahi dipak jo nigahon ka sahaara pa kar
ek lamhe ke liye jalte hain bujh jate hain
kabhi ek ashk se dhul jate hain sadiyon ke ghubar
kaenat aur nikhar aur sanwar jati hai
kabhi nakaam tamanna ki sada-e-mubham
qahqaha ban ke fazaon mein bikhar jati hai
tutte taron ke sangit sune hain tum ne
wo bhi naghme hain jo honton se gurezan hi rahe
phadphadate hue dekhe hain fazaon mein kabhi
wo fasane jo nigahon se bayan ho na sake
kabhi kanton se bahal jati hai ruh-e-ghamgin
aur masum shagufon ki rasili khushbu
neshtar ban ke rag-e-jaan mein utar jati hai
han yahi phul yahi jaan-e-gulistan-e-bahaar
nag ban kar kabhi ehsas ko das lete hain

shikast-e-saz

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main ne gul-rez bahaaron ki tamanna ki thi
mujhe afsurda nigahon ke siwa kuchh na mila
chand sahmi hui aahon ke siwa kuchh na mila
jagmagate hue taron ki tamanna ki thi
main ne mauhum umidon ki panahen dhundin
shiddat-e-yas mein mubham sa ishaara na mila
dagmagate hue qadmon ko sahaara na mila
hae kis dasht-e-bala-khez mein rahen dhunden
ab fusun-saz bahaaron se mujhe kya matlab
aaj hi meri nigahon mein wo manzar tauba
main ne dekhe hain lapakte hue nashtar tauba
khuld bar-dosh nazaron se mujhe kya matlab
aasman nur ke naghmat se mamur sahi
main ne ghatti hui chikhon ke sune hain nauhe
hae wo ashk jo palkon se dhalak bhi na sake
zindagi husn-o-jawani se abhi chur sahi
kabhi zau-pash sitaron ki tamanna thi mujhe
aaj zarron ko bhi maqsud bana rakkha hai
aaj kanton ko kaleje se laga rakkha hai
kabhi gul-rez bahaaron ki tamanna thi mujhe