falak un se jo baDh kar bad-chalan hota to kya hota

falak un se jo badh kar bad-chalan hota to kya hota
jawan se pesh-rau pir-e-kuhan hota to kya hota
musallam dekh kar yaqub murde se hue bad-tar
jo yusuf ka darida pairahan hota to kya hota
hamara koh-e-gham kya sang-e-khara hai jo kat jata
agar mar mar ke zinda kohkan hota to kya hota
ata ki chadar-e-gard us ne apne marne walon ko
hui khilqat ki ye surat kafan hota to kya hota
nigah-ban jal gae chaar aankhen hote dekh kar us se
kalim aasa kahin wo ham-sukhan hota to kya hota
bada bad-ahd hai is shohrat-e-ifa-e-wada par
agar mashhur tu paiman-shikan hota to kya hota
muqaddar mein to likkhi hai gadai ku-e-jaanan ki
agar 'afsar' shahanshah-e-zaman hota to kya hota

na ho ya rab aisi tabiat kisi ki

na ho ya rab aisi tabiat kisi ki
ki hans hans ke dekhe musibat kisi ki
jafa un se mujh se wafa kaise chhute
ye sach hai nahin chhutti aadat kisi ki
achhuta jo gham ho to is mein bhi khush hun
nahin mujh ko manzur shirkat kisi ki
hasinon ki donon adaen hain dilbar
kisi ki haya to shararat kisi ki
mujhe gum-shuda dil ka gham hai to ye hai
ki is mein bhari thi mohabbat kisi ki
bahut roe hum yaad mein apne dil ki
jahan dekhi nannhi si turbat kisi ki