lekin

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kali ainak lagae ghumte rahna suraj mein sadkon par hotalon mein
theateron mein masjidon mein dukanon mein railway platform par
bhatiyar galiyon mein shamil hona bujhe bujhe chehron wali bhid mein takte rahna
safed diwaron ko akele layani hai sab kuchh aur jo dikhai deta hai
wo nahin hai phir bhi dikhai deta hai koi farq nahin padta panw hain juraben
na hone se life aur time na padhne se yahi kya kam hai ki subh se
sham tak jama karte hain lafzon ko radio sunte hain aur dekhte hain mere
hue kabutar ki aankh school se lautte hue bachche sharab ki jhil mein tairte
shikare pachas se kam sher ki ghazal nahin likhte firaq aaj bhi qabaili
kamar se bandhe phirte hain chaalen gaz ki shalwar kya hota hai nam se
ya sher kahne se ya din-bhar unghte rahne se ya kitaben sunghne se
tash khelne ka maza hi aur hai ahamadabaad ho ya lahore har jagah hota hai
suraj ghar baithe ganga hai bhai congress mein phut pade ya sat
hazar insan mar diye jaen bhuke uthte hain har subh bistar se kisi ne
dekhe hain baiket aur picasso kabaddi ke maidan mein ya gambarsong ko
istiri karte hue nickson se le kar murar-ji tak koi bhi rok na saka
chhink aur khansi ab aankhen khol dijiye hazrat dekhiye pura
america chhink raha hai khans raha hai idhar dekhiye ye hindostan
bhi chhik raha hai khans raha hai khans raha hai chhik raha hai
kahan se shurua hui hai tarikh aur kahan ja kar rukna hai logon ko
udas rahti hain hamila aurten bas aur cinema ki qatar mein gher rakkhi hai
zamin bhikariyon ne aur mangao charas aur ganja phir bhi alag karna mushkil
hai purani ko new-delhi se lashon ko dekh kar mahfuz nahin hote tum kaise
aadmi ho kahan gain wo tawaifen kahan gae wo qawwal mani to har lafz
mein maujud hai lekin

kichaD mein aTa mausam

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pattharon par jami hui nazren
gadha sayyal lamha lamha rawan
phailti bu faza mein, nak sadanndh
aasman se baras rahe meindak
girte hain gir ke phir sambhalte hain
gadhe sayyal mein phudakte hain
aur suraj ki surkh aaankhon mein
kai ki parten jamti jati hain
band darwaze par saba dastak
koi aata na koi jata hai
band darwaza muskuraata hai

chehre pe chamchamati hui dhup mar gai

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chehre pe chamchamati hui dhup mar gai
suraj ko dhalta dekh ke phir sham dar gai
mabhut se khade rahe sab bas ki line mein
kulhe uchhaalti hui bijli guzar gai
suraj wahi tha dhup wahi shahr bhi wahi
kya chiz thi jo jism ke andar thithar gai
khwahish sukhane rakkhi thi kothe pe dopahar
ab sham ho chali miyan dekho kidhar gai
tahlil ho gai hai hawa mein udasiyan
khali jagah jo rah gai tanhai bhar gai
chehre baghair nikla tha us ke makan se
ruswaiyon ki had se bhi aage khabar gai
rangon ki surkh naf dakhiliya gul-aftab
andhi hawaen khar khatak kan bhar gai

bhul kar bhi na phir malega tu

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bhul kar bhi na phir malega tu
jaanta hun yahi karega tu
dekh aage muhib khai hai
laut aa warna gir padega tu
dil ki takhti pe nam hai tera
yan nahin to kahan rahega tu
mere aangan mein ek pauda hai
phul ban ke mahak uthega tu
raste mein kai dukanen hain
har dukan par dikhai dega tu
main ne aankhon se jeb bhar li hai
dekhta hun kahan chhapega tu
khush rakhengi ye duriyan tujh ko
kya yun hi muskura sakega tu