aaKHiri Tis aazmane ko

aakhiri tis aazmane ko
ji to chaha tha muskurane ko
yaad itni bhi sakht-jaan to nahin
ek gharaunda raha hai dhane ko
sang-rezo mein dhal gae aansu
log hanste rahe dikhane ko
zakhm-e-naghma bhi lau to deta hai
ek diya rah gaya jalane ko
jalne wale to jal bujhe aakhir
kaun deta khabar zamane ko
kitne majbur ho gae honge
an-kahi baat munh pe lane ko
khul ke hansna to sab ko aata hai
log tarse hain ek bahane ko
reza reza bikhar gaya insan
dil ki viraniyan jatane ko
hasraton ki panah-gahon mein
kya thikane hain sar chhupane ko
hath kanton se kar liye zakhmi
phul baalon mein ek sajaane ko
aas ki baat ho ki sans 'ada'
ye khilaune the tut jaane ko

aalam hi aur tha jo shanasaiyon mein tha

aalam hi aur tha jo shanasaiyon mein tha
jo dip tha nigah ki parchhaiyon mein tha
wo be-panah khauf jo tanhaiyon mein tha
dil ki tamam anjuman-araiyon mein tha
ek lamha-e-fusun ne jalaya tha jo diya
phir umr bhar khayal ki ranaiyon mein tha
ek khwab-gun si dhup thi zakhmon ki aanch mein
ek saeban sa dard ki purwaiyon mein tha
dil ko bhi ek jarahat-e-dil ne ata kiya
ye hausla ki apne tamashaiyon mein tha
katta kahan tawil tha raaton ka silsila
suraj meri nigah ki sachchaiyon mein tha
apni gali mein kyun na kisi ko wo mil saka
jo e'timad baadiya-paimaiyon mein tha
is ahd-e-khud-sipas ka puchho ho majra
masruf aap apni paziraiyon mein tha
us ke huzur shukr bhi aasan nahin 'ada'
wo jo qarib-e-jaan meri tanhaiyon mein tha

aashob-e-agahi

jaise dariya kinare
koi tishna-lab
aaj mere khuda
main ye tere siwa aur kis se kahun
mere khwabon ke khurshid o mahtab sab
mere aankhon mein ab bhi saje rah gae
mere hisse mein kuchh harf aise bhi the
jo faqat lauh-e-jaan par likhe rah gae

achanak dilruba mausam ka dil-azar ho jaana

achanak dilruba mausam ka dil-azar ho jaana
dua aasan nahin rahna sukhan dushwar ho jaana
tumhein dekhen nigahen aur tum ko hi nahin dekhen
mohabbat ke sabhi rishton ka yun nadar ho jaana
abhi to be-niyazi mein takhatub ki si khushbu thi
hamein achchha laga tha dard ka dildar ho jaana
agar sach itna zalim hai to hum se jhut hi bolo
hamein aata hai patjhad ke dinon gul-bar ho jaana
abhi kuchh an-kahe alfaz bhi hain kunj-e-mizhgan mein
agar tum is taraf aao saba-raftar ho jaana
hawa to ham-safar thahri samajh mein kis tarah aae
hawaon ka hamari rah mein diwar ho jaana
abhi to silsila apna zamin se aasman tak tha
abhi dekha tha raaton ka sahar-asar ho jaana
hamare shahr ke logon ka ab ahwal itna hai
kabhi akhbar padh lena kabhi akhbar ho jaana