ye shahr-e-na-rasai hai

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ye shahr-e-na-rasai hai
yahan dastur-e-goyai nahin hai
yahan lab kholna bhi jurm hai
yahan par jab kabhi aao
khamoshi ka irada bandh kar aao
yahan gunge gharon ki
sari diwaron mein
aawazon ke jangal jagte hain
yahan aankhen nahin hotin
yahan dil bhi nahin hote
yahan bas ek hi chehra hai
baqi sare chehre us ki naqlen hain
sabhi chehron ke naqshe ek jaise hain
wahi raste wahi galiyan
wahi sadiyon ka chakkar ek jaisa hai
azal se daere ka ek safar
aur phir fana ka mukhtasar lamha
yahi meri kahani hai
yahi sab ki kahani hai
ye shahr-e-na-rasai hai

unhen DhunDo

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unhen dhundho safar ki sham se pahle
kisi anjam se pahle
unhen dhundo
jo milne ki ghadi mein
hum se bichhde the
dilon se phutte is gham se bichhde the
jo aankhen khushk rakhta hai
magar dahliz-e-jaan tak
paniyon ko chhod jata hai
jo rasta dil ki galiyon se nikalta ho
usi raste ki har ek samt ko
wo mod jata hai
masarrat ki hari shakhon ko aa kar tod jata hai
unhen dhundo
udasi ki kitabon se
tamanna ke nisabon mein likhi
tahrir ke mafhum se
jis mein udasi ne
khud apni bebasi ka bab likkha tha
shuur-e-zat ka
dhundla sa ek ehsas likkha tha
unhen dhundo
judai ki gali mein
laut aane ka sandesa chhod kar
rukhsat hue the jo
charaghon ne jinhen
is aakhiri saat mein dekha tha
ki jab un ki lawen bujhne lagi thin
aur jab khud mein mukammal ho rahe the
unhen dhundo jo aankhon se
faqat ek khwab ki
duri pe rahte hain
jinhen aankhen
hazaron sal ki furqat ko
odhe dhundti hain
hamesha jagti hain

tumhaari chup mera aaina hai

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tumhaari chup mujhe har bar
jine ki nai ek bad-gumani saunp deti hai
main lafzon ke khayalon ke
sunahri surmai rangin nuqton se
kahani ka naya ek mod likhti hun
bikharti zindagani ko nai tartib dene ki
bahut koshish main karti hun
magar tum tak rasai ka
koi rasta nahin banta
tum apni chup ke sachche mast lamhon mein
khud apne-ap se
ek pal ki duri par
khade ho kar
mujhe jab dekhte ho to
main khud ko dekhne ki aarzu mein
marne lagti hun!!

panchhi te pardesi

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parinde aur pardesi kabhi wapas nahin aate
jila-watnon ke panw ke tale
dharti badi kamzor hoti hai
kabhi rasta nahin hota
kabhi saya nahin hota
shajar ki aarzuen dhup ke aansu bahati hain
magar barish nahin hoti
parinde aur pardesi kabhi wapas nahin aate
duaen gathriyon mein bandh kar
chaukhat pe baithi
maon ke patthar wajudon par
kabhi mitti nahin hoti
kabhi sabza nahin ugta
parinde aur pardesi
agar wapas kabhi aaen to
sare lok giton dastanon
aur mitti mein amanat ki hui aankhon ko
apne sath le jaen!

mere KHamosh KHuda

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mere khamosh khuda
sath mere bol zara
mere andar to utar
meri tamanna mein dhadak
main jo aankhon mein
thakan rakh ke safar karti hun
meri raaton ko mere khwab na das jaen kahin
mere andar wo khayalat na bas jaen kahin
jin ko mamnua zaminon ki hikayat kaha jata hai
tirgi par jise likkhi hui wo raat kaha jata hai
jis ki qismat mein kabhi koi sitara na diya hota hai
jis ke mathe pe sawere ka
koi bosa kabhi sabt nahin ho pata
wo jo mahrum-e-tamanna hai dua ka dar hai
mere khamosh khuda!
waqt be-waqt meri aankhon mein
tapte pani ki ye bhadkan kyun hai
mere mathe pe tamanna ka koi rang nahin
phir mere hath ki rekhaon mein
uljhi hui duniya ki kahani kyun hai
wo jo atraf mere
mujh ko nazar aati nahin
mere dil mein wo udasi ki
rawani kyun hai
kaun hai wo jo mujhe
kuk ka an-dekha bulawa de kar
huk ki ot mein chhup jata hai
jo mujhe mere tasawwur ke kisi aks mein
raushan kar ke
aaina-khane mein phir aag laga jata hai
jis ki aankhon mein
mere khwab ke sare manzar
apne hone ki gawahi mein jiye jate hain
wo gawahi ki sahifon mein
jise main ne tilawat to kiya hai lekin
wo gawahi mere hone ki gawahi to nahin
main kahan hun
mera malum kahan hai
kis ne
mere andar mere maujud ko nabud kiya
kaun hai
jo meri rag rag mein jiye jata hai
meri duniya se mujhe mulk-badar rakhta hai

main jab KHud se bichhaDti hun

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meri palkon pe tabinda
teri aankhon ke aansu
mujhe tarik raaton mein
nae raste sujhate hain
wajudi wahimon ki sar-zaminon par
main jab khud se bichhadti hun
chamakti ret ke zarron ki surat
jab bikharti hun
mujhe wo apne nam se jod dete hain
mujhe khud se milate hain
main jab din ki bahut lambi masafat mein
udasi ki thakan se chur hoti hun
akele-pan ki wahshat mein
bahut majbur hoti hun
to gahri hanpti shamon ki dahlizon se
wo akasr mujhe dhire se
man! kah kar bulate hain
teri aankhon ke aansu
mujhe kaise anokhe silsilon se
ja milate hain!!