sham-e-ayaadat

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ye kaun muskurahaton ka karwan liye hue
shabab-e-sher-o-rang-o-nur ka dhuan liye hue
dhuan ki barq-e-husn ka mahakta shoala hai koi
chatili zindagi ki shadmaniyan liye hue
labon se pankhudi gulab ki hayat mange hai
kanwal si aankh sau nigah-e-mehrban liye hue
qadam qadam pe de uthi hai lau zamin-e-rah-guzar
ada ada mein be-shumar bijliyan liye hue
nikalte baithte dinon ki aahaten nigah mein
rasile hont fasl-e-gul ki dastan liye hue
khutut-e-rukh mein jalwa-gar wafa ke naqsh sar-ba-sar
dil-e-ghani mein kul hisab-e-dostan liye hue
wo muskuraati aankhen jin mein raqs karti hai bahaar
shafaq ki gul ki bijliyon ki shokhiyan liye hue
ada-e-husn barq-pash shola-zan nazara-soz
faza-e-husn udi udi bijliyan liye hue
jagane wale naghma-e-sahar labon pe maujzan
nigahen nind lane wali loriyan liye hue
wo nargis-e-siyah-e-nim-baz, mai-kada-ba-dosh
hazar mast raaton ki jawaniyan liye hue
taghaful-o-khumar aur be-khudi ki ot mein
nigahen ek jahan ki hoshiyariyan liye hue
hari-bhari ragon mein wo chahakta bolta lahu
wo sochta hua badan khud ek jahan liye hue
za-farq ta-qadam tamam chehra jism-e-naznin
latif jagmagahaton ka karwan liye hue
tabassumash takallume takallumash tarannume
nafas nafas mein thartharaata saz-e-jaan liye hue
jabin-e-nur jis pe pad rahi hai narm chhut si
khud apni jagmagahton ki kahkashan liye hue
sitara-bar o mah-chakan o khur-fishan jamal-e-yar
jahan-e-nur karwan-ba-karwan liye hue
wo zulf-e-kham-ba-kham shamim-e-mast se dhuan dhuan
wo rukh chaman chaman bahaar-e-jawedan liye hue
ba-masti-e-jamal-e-kaenat, khwab-e-kaenat
ba-gardish-e-nigah daur-e-asman liye hue
ye kaun aa gaya mere qarib uzw uzw mein
jawaniyan, jawaniyon ki aandhiyan liye hue
ye kaun aankh pad rahi hai mujh par itne pyar se
wo bhuli si wo yaad si kahaniyan liye hue
ye kis ki mahki mahki sansen taza kar gain dimagh
shabon ke raaz nur-e-mah ki narmiyan liye hue
ye kin nigahon ne mere gale mein bahen dal din
jahan bhar ke dukh se dard se aman liye hue
nigah-e-yar de gai mujhe sukun-e-be-karan
wo be-kahi wafaon ki gawahiyan liye hue
mujhe jaga raha hai maut ki ghunudgi se kaun
nigahon mein suhag-raat ka saman liye hue
meri fasurda aur bujhi hui jabin ko chhu liya
ye kis nigah ki kiran ne saz-e-jaan liye hue
sute se chehre par hayat rasmasati muskuraati
na jaane kab ke aansuon ki dastan liye hue
tabassum-e-sahar hai aspatal ki udas sham
ye kaun aa gaya nashat-e-be-karan liye hue
tere na aane tak agarche mehrban tha ek jahan
main ro ke rah gaya hun sau gham-e-nihan liye hue
zamin muskura uthi ye sham jagmaga uthi
bahaar lahlha uthi shamim-e-jaan liye hue
faza-e-aspatal hai ki rang-o-bu ki karwaten
tere jamal-e-lala-gun ki dastan liye hue
'firaq' aaj pichhli raat kyun na mar rahun ki ab
hayat aisi shamen hogi phir kahan liye hue
(2)
magar nahin kuchh aur maslahat thi us ke aane mein
jamal-o-did-e-yar the naya jahan liye hue
isi nae jahan mein aadmi banenge aadmi
jabin pe shahkar-e-dahr ka nishan liye hue
isi nae jahan mein aadmi banenge dewta
tahaaraton ka farq-e-pak par nishan liye hue
khudai aadmi ki hogi is nae jahan par
sitaron ke hain dil ye pesh-goiyan liye hue
sulagte dil sharar-fishan o shoala-bar barq-pash
guzarte din hayat-e-nau ki surkhiyan liye hue
tamam qaul aur qasam nigah-e-naz-e-yar thi
tulu-e-zindagi-e-nau ki dastan liye hue
naya janam hua mera ki zindagi nai mili
jiyunga sham-e-did ki nishaniyan liye hue
na dekha aankh utha ke ahd-e-nau ke parda-daron ne
guzar gaya zamana yaad-e-raftagan liye hue
hum inqilabiyon ne ye jahan bacha liya magar
abhi hai ek jahan wo bad-gumaniyan liye hue
(3)
nae zamane mein agar udas khud ko paunga
ye sham yaad kar ke apne gham ko bhul jaunga
ayaadat-e-habib se wo aaj zindagi mili
khushi bhi chaunk chauk uthi gham ki aankh khul gai
agarche doctor ne mujh ko maut se bacha liya
par is ke baad us nigah ne mujhe jila liya
nigah-e-yar tujh se apni manzilen main paunga
tujhe jo bhul jaunga to rah bhul jaunga
(4)
qarib-tar main ho chala hun dukh ki kaenat se
main ajnabi nahin raha hayat se mamat se
wo dukh sahe ki mujh pe khul gaya hai dard-e-kaenat
hai apne aansuon se mujh pe aaina gham-e-hayat
ye be-qusur jaan-dar dard jhelte hue
ye khak-o-khun ke putle apni jaan pe khelte hue
wo zist ki karah jis se be-qarar hai faza
wo zindagi ki aah jis se kanp uthti hai faza
kafan hai aansuon ka dukh ki mari kaenat par
hayat kya inhen haqiqaton se hona be-khabar
jo aankh jagti rahi hai aadmi ki maut par
wo abr-e-rang-rang ko bhi dekhti hai sada-tar
sikha gaya dukh mera purani pir jaanna
nigah-e-yar thi jahan bhi aaj meri rahnuma
yahi nahin ki mujh ko aaj zindagi nai mili
haqiqat-e-hayat mujh pe sau tarah se khul gai
gawah hai ye sham aur nigah-e-yar hai gawah
khayal-e-maut ko main apne dil mein ab na dunga rah
jiyunga han jiyunga ai nigah-e-ashna-e-yar
sada suhag zindagi hai aur jahan sada-bahaar
(5)
abhi to kitne na-shunida naghma-e-hayat hain
abhi nihan dilon se kitne raaz-e-kaenat hain
abhi to zindagi ke na-chashida ras hain saikdon
abhi to hath mein hum ahl-e-gham ke jas hain saikdon
abhi wo le rahi hain meri shaeri mein karwaten
abhi chamakne wali hai chhupi hui haqiqaten
abhi to bahr-o-bar pe so rahi hain meri wo sadaen
samet lun unhen to phir wo kaenat ko jagaen
abhi to ruh ban ke zarre zarre mein samaunga
abhi to subh ban ke main ufuq pe thartharaunga
abhi to meri shaeri haqiqaten lutaegi
abhi meri sada-e-dard ek jahan pe chhaegi
abhi to aadmi asir-e-dam hai ghulam hai
abhi to zindagi sad-inqalab ka payam hai
abhi tamam zakhm o dagh hai tamaddun-e-jahan
abhi rukh-e-bashar pe hain bahmiyat ki jhaiyan
abhi mashiyyaton pe fath pa nahin saka bashar
abhi muqaddaron ko bas mein la nahin saka bashar
abhi to is dukhi jahan mein maut hi ka daur hai
abhi to jis ko zindagi kahen wo chiz aur hai
abhi to khun thokti hai zindagi bahaar mein
abhi to rone ki sada hai naghma-e-sitar mein
abhi to udti hain rukh-e-bahaar par hawaiyan
abhi to didani hain har chaman ki be-fazaiyan
abhi faza-e-dahr legi karwaton pe karwaten
abhi to soti hain hawaon ki wo sansanahaten
ki jis ko sunte hi hukumaton ke rang-e-rukh uden
chapeten jin ki sarkashon ki gardanen marod den
abhi to sina-e-bashar mein sote hain wo zalzale
ki jin ke jagte hi maut ka bhi dil dahal uthe
abhi to batn-e-ghaib mein hai is sawal ka jawab
khuda-e-khair-o-shar bhi la nahin saka tha jis ki tab
abhi to god mein hain dewtaon ki wo mah-o-sal
jo denge badh ke barq-e-tur se hayat ko jalal
abhi rag-e-jahan mein zindagi machalne wali hai
abhi hayat ki nai sharab dhalne wali hai
abhi chhuri sitam ki dub kar uchhalne wali hai
abhi to hasrat ek jahan ki nikalne wali hai
abhi ghan-garaj sunai degi inqalab ki
abhi to gosh-bar-sada hai bazm aaftab ki
abhi to punji-wad ko jahan se mitana hai
abhi to samrajon ko saza-e-maut pana hai
abhi to dant pisti hai maut shahryaron ki
abhi to khun utar raha hai aaankhon mein sitaron ki
abhi to ishtirakiyat ke jhande gadne wale hain
abhi to jad se kisht-o-khun ke nazm ukhadne wale hain
abhi kisan-o-kaamgar raj hone wala hai
abhi bahut jahan mein kaam-kaj hone wala hai
magar abhi to zindagi musibaton ka nam hai
abhi to nind maut ki mere liye haram hai
ye sab payam ek nigah mein wo aankh de gai
ba-yak-nazar kahan kahan mujhe wo aankh le gai

parchhaiyan

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1
ye sham ek aaina-e-nil-gun ye nam ye mahak
ye manzaron ki jhalak khet bagh dariya ganw
wo kuchh sulagte hue kuchh sulagne wale alaw
siyahiyon ka dabe-panw aasman se nuzul
laton ko khol de jis tarah sham ki dewi
purane waqt ke bargad ki ye udas jataen
qarib o dur ye go dhul ki ubharti ghataen
ye kaenat ka thahrao ye athah sukut
ye nim-tirah faza roz-e-garm ka tabut
dhuan dhuan si zamin hai ghula ghula sa falak
2
ye chandni ye hawaen ye shakh-e-gul ki lachak
ye daur-e-baada ye saz-e-khamosh fitrat ke
sunai dene lagi jagmagate sinon mein
dilon ke nazuk o shaffaf aabginon mein
tere khayal ki padti hui kiran ki khanak
3
ye raat chhanti hawaon ki sondhi sondhi mahak
ye khet karti hui chandni ki narm damak
sugandh raat ki rani ki jab machalti hai
faza mein ruh-e-tarab karwaten badalti hai
ye rup sar se qadam tak hasin jaise gunah
ye aarizon ki damak ye fusun-e-chashm-e-siyah
ye dhaj na de jo ajanta ki sanaton ko panah
ye sina pad hi gai dew lok ki bhi nigah
ye sar-zamin se aakash ki parastish-gah
utarte hain teri aarti sitara o mah
sajal badan ki bayan kis tarah ho kaifiyyat
saraswati ke bajate hue sitar ki gat
jamal-e-yar tere gulsitan ki rah rah ke
jabin-e-naz teri kahkashan ki rah rah ke
dilon mein aaina-dar-aina suhani jhalak
4
ye chhab ye rup ye joban ye saj ye dhaj ye lahak
chamakte taron ki kirnon ki narm narm phuwar
ye rasmasate badan ka uthan aur ye ubhaar
faza ke aaina mein jaise lahlahae bahaar
ye be-qarar ye be-ikhtiyar josh-e-numud
ki jaise nur ka fawwara ho shafaq-alud
ye jalwe paikar-e-shab-tab ke ye bazm-e-shohud
ye mastiyan ki mai-e-saf-o-durd sab be-bud
khajil ho lal-e-yaman uzw uzw ki wo dalak
5
bas ek sitara-e-shingaraf ki jabin pe jhamak
wo chaal jis se labaalab gulabiyan chhalken
sakun-numa kham-e-abru ye adh-khulin palken
har ek nigah se aiman ki bijliyan lapken
ye aankh jis mein kai aasman dikhai paden
uda den hosh wo kanon ki sada sada lawen
ghataen wajd mein aaen ye gesuon ki latak
6
ye kaif-o-rang-e-nazara ye bijliyon ki lapak
ki jaise krishn se radha ki aankh ishaare kare
wo shokh ishaare ki rabbaniyat bhi jae jhapak
jamal sar se qadam tak tamam shoala hai
sukun jumbish o ram tak tamam shoala hai
magar wo shoala ki aankhon mein dal de thandak
7
ye raat nind mein dube hue se hain dipak
faza mein bujh gae ud ud ke jugnuon ke sharar
kuchh aur taron ki aankhon ka badh chala hai khumar
fasurda chhitki hui chandni ka dhundla ghubar
ye bhigi bhigi udahat ye bhiga bhiga nur
ki jaise chashma-e-zulmat mein jale kafur
ye dhalti raat sitaron ke qalb ka ye gudaz
khunuk faza mein tera shabnami tabassum-e-naz
jhalak jamal ki tabir khwab aaina-saz
jahan se jism ko dekhen tamam naz-o-niyaz
jahan nigah thahar jae raaz-andar-raaz
sukut-e-nim-shabi lahlahe badan ka nikhaar
ki jaise nind ki wadi mein jagta sansar
hai bazm-e-mah ki parchhaiyon ki basti hai
faza ki ot se wo khamushi barasti hai
ki bund bund se paida ho gosh o dil mein khanak
8
kisi khayal mein hai gharq chandni ki chamak
hawaen nind ke kheton se jaise aati hon
hayat o maut mein sargoshiyan si hoti hain
karodon sal ke jage sitare nam-dida
siyah gesuon ke sanp nim-khwabida
ye pichhli raat ye rag rag mein narm narm kasak

jugnu

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ye mast mast ghata, ye bhari bhari barsat
tamam hadd-e-nazar tak ghulawaton ka saman
faza-e-sham mein dore se padte jate hain
jidhar nigah karen kuchh dhuan sa uthta hai
dahak utha hai tarawat ki aanch se aakash
ze-farsh ta-falak angdaiyon ka aalam hai
ye mad-bhari hui purwaiyan sanakti hui
jhinjhodti hai hari daliyon ko sard hawa
ye shakh-sar ke jhulon mein peng padte hue
ye lakhon pattiyon ka nachna ye raqs-e-nabaat
ye be-khudi-e-musarrat ye walihana raqs
ye tal-sam ye chhama-chham ki kan bajte hain
hawa ke dosh pe kuchh udi udi shaklon ki
nashe mein chur si parchhaiyan thirakti hui
ufuq pe dubte din ki jhapakti hain aankhen
khamosh soz-e-darun se sulag rahi hai ye sham!
mere makan ke aage hai ek chauda sahn wasia
kabhi wo hansta nazar aata hai kabhi wo udas
isi ke bich mein hai ek ped pipal ka
suna hai main ne buzurgon se ye ki umr us ki
jo kuchh na hogi to hogi qarib chhiyanwe sal
chhidi thi hind mein jab pahli jang-e-azadi
jise dabane ke baad us ko ghadr kahne lage
ye ahl-e-hind bhi hote hain kis qadar masum
wo dar-o-gir wo aazadi-e-watan ki jang
watan se thi ki ghanim-e-watan se ghaddari
biphar gae the hamare watan ke pir o jawan
dayar-e-hind mein ran pad gaya tha chaar taraf
usi zamane mein kahte hain mere dada ne
jab arz-e-hind sinchi khun se saputon ke
miyan-e-sahn lagaya tha la ke ek pauda
jo aab-o-atish-o-khak-o-hawa se palta hua
khud apne qad se ba-josh-e-numu nikalta hua
fusun-e-ruh banati ragon mein chalta hua
nigah-e-shauq ke sanchon mein roz dhalta hua
suna hai rawiyon se didani thi us ki uthan
har ek ke dekhte hi dekhte chadha parwan
wahi hai aaj ye chhitnar ped pipal ka
wo tahniyon ke kamandal liye jatadhaari
zamana dekhe hue hai ye ped bachpan se
rahi hai is ke liye dakhli kashish mujh mein
raha hun dekhta chup-chap der tak us ko
main kho gaya hun kai bar is nazare mein
wo us ki gahri jaden thin ki zindagi ki jaden?
pas-e-sukun-e-shajar koi dil dhadakta tha
main dekhta tha use hasti-e-bashar ki tarah
kabhi udas kabhi shadman kabhi gambhir
faza ka surmai rang aur ho chala gahra
ghula ghula sa falak hai dhuan dhuan si hai sham
hai jhutputa ki koi azhdaha hai mail-e-khwab
sukut-e-sham mein darmandagi ka aalam hai
ruki ruki si kisi soch mein hai mauj-e-saba
ruki ruki si safen malgaji ghataon ki
utar par hai sar-e-sahn raqs pipal ka
wo kuchh nahin hai ab ek jumbish-e-khafi ke siwa
khud apni kaifiyat-e-nil-gun mein har lahza
ye sham dubti jati hai chhupti jati hai
hijab-e-waqt sire se hai be-his-o-harakat
ruki ruki dil-e-fitrat ki dhadkanen yak-lakht
ye rang-e-sham ki gardish hi aasman mein nahin
bas ek waqfa-e-tarik, lamha-e-shahla
sama mein jumbish-e-mubham si kuchh hui fauran
tuli ghata ke tale bhige bhige patton se
hari hari kai chingariyan si phut padin
ki jaise khulti jhapakti hon be-shumar aankhen
ajab ye aankh-micholi thi nur-o-zulmat ki
suhani narm lawen dete an-ginat jugnu
ghani siyah khunuk pattiyon ke jhurmut se
misal-e-chadar-e-shab-tab jagmagane lage
ki thartharaate hue aansuon se saghar-e-sham
chhalak chhalak pade jaise baghair san guman
butun-e-sham mein in zinda qumqumon ki damak
kisi ki soi hui yaad ko jagati thi
wo be-panah ghata wo bhari bhari barsat
wo scene dekh ke aankhen meri bhar aati thin
meri hayat ne dekhi hain bis barsaten
mere janam hi ke din mar gai thi man meri
wo man ki shakl bhi jis man ki main na dekh saka
jo aankh bhar ke mujhe dekh bhi saki na wo man
main wo pisar hun jo samjha nahin ki man kya hai
mujhe khilaiyon aur daiyon ne pala tha
wo mujh se kahti thin jab ghir ke aati thi barsat
jab aasman mein har su ghataen chhati thin
ba-waqt-e-sham jab udte the har taraf jugnu
diye dikhate hain ye bhuli-bhatki ruhon ko
maza bhi aata tha mujh ko kuchh un ki baaton mein
main un ki baaton mein rah rah ke kho bhi jata tha
par is ke sath hi dil mein kasak si hoti thi
kabhi kabhi ye kasak huk ban ke uthti thi
yatim dil ko mere ye khayal hota tha!
ye sham mujh ko bana deti kash ek jugnu
to man ki bhatki hui ruh ko dikhata rah
kahan kahan wo bichaari bhatak rahi hogi
kahan kahan meri khatir bhatak rahi hogi
ye soch kar meri haalat ajib ho jati
palak ki ot mein jugnu chamakne lagte the
kabhi kabhi to meri hichkiyan si bandh jatin
ki man ke pas kisi tarah main pahunch jaun
aur us ko rah dikhata hua main ghar laun
dikhaun apne khilaune dikhaun apni kitab
kahun ki padh ke suna to meri kitab mujhe
phir is ke baad dikhaun use main wo copy
ki tedhi-medhi lakiren bani thin kuchh jis mein
ye harf the jinhen main ne likkha tha pahle-pahal
aur us ko rah dikhata hua main ghar laun
dikhaun phir use aangan mein wo gulab ki bel
suna hai jis ko usi ne kabhi lagaya tha
ye jab ki baat hai jab meri umr hi kya thi
nazar se guzri thin kal chaar panch barsaten
guzar rahe the mah-o-sal aur mausam par
hamare shahar mein aati thi ghir ke jab barsat
jab aasman mein udte the har taraf jugnu
hawa ki mauj-e-rawan par diye jalae hue
faza mein raat gae jab darakht pipal ka!
hazaron jugnuon se koh-e-tur banta tha
hazaron wadi-e-aiman thin jis ki shakhon mein
ye dekh kar mere dil mein ye huk uthti thi
ki main bhi hota inhin jugnuon mein ek jugnu
to man ki bhatki hui ruh ko dikhata rah
wo man main jis ki mohabbat ke phul chun na saka
wo man main jis se mohabbat ke bol sun na saka
wo man ki bhench ke jis ko kabhi main so na saka
main jis ke aanchalon mein munh chhupa ke ro na saka
wo man ki ghutnon se jis ke kabhi lipat na saka
wo man ki sine se jis ke kabhi chimat na saka
humak ke god mein jis ki kabhi main chadh na saka
main zer-e-saya-e-ummid jis ke badh na saka
wo man main jis se shararat ki dad pa na saka
main jis ke hathon mohabbat ki mar kha na saka
sanwara jis ne na mere jhandule baalon ko
basa saki na jo honton se sune galon ko
jo meri aaankhon mein aankhen kabhi na dal saki
na apne hathon se mujh ko kabhi uchhaal saki
wo man jo koi kahani mujhe suna na saki
mujhe sulane ko jo loriyan bhi ga na saki
wo man jo dudh bhi apna mujhe pila na saki
wo man jo hath se apne mujhe khila na saki
wo man gale se mujhe jo kabhi laga na saki
wo man jo dekhte hi mujh ko muskura na saki
kabhi jo mujh se mithai chhupa ke rakh na saki
kabhi jo mujh se dahi bhi bacha ke rakh na saki
main jis ke hath mein kuchh dekh kar dahak na saka
patak patak ke kabhi panw main thunak na saka
kabhi na khincha shararat se jis ka aanchal bhi
racha saki meri aaankhon mein jo na kajal bhi
wo man jo mere liye titliyan pakad na saki
jo bhagte hue bazu mere jakad na saki
badhaya pyar kabhi kar ke pyar mein na kami
jo munh bana ke kisi din na mujh se ruth saki
jo ye bhi kah na saki ja na bolungi tujh se
jo ek bar khafa bhi na ho saki mujh se
wo jis ko jutha laga munh kabhi dikha na saka
kasafaton pe meri jis ko pyar aa na saka
jo mitti khane pe mujh ko kabhi na pit saki
na hath tham ke mujh ko kabhi ghasit saki
wo man jo guftugu ki rau mein sun ke meri bad
kabhi jo pyar se mujh ko na kah saki ghamad
shararaton se meri jo kabhi ulajh na saki
himaqaton ka meri falsafa samajh na saki
wo man kabhi jise chaunkane ko main luk na saka
main rah chhenkne ko jis ke aage ruk na saka
jo apne hath se bahrup mere bhar na saki
jo apni aaankhon ko aaina mera kar na saki
gale mein dali na bahon ki phul-mala bhi
na dil mein lauh-e-jabin se kiya ujala bhi
wo man kabhi jo mujhe baddhiyan pahna na saki
kabhi mujhe nae kapdon se jo saja na saki
wo man na jis se ladakpan ke jhut bol saka
na jis ke dil ke daran kunjiyon se khol saka
wo man main paise bhi jis ke kabhi chura na saka
saza se bachne ko jhuti qasam bhi kha na saka
wo man ki aayat-e-rahmat hai jis ki chin-e-jabin
wo man ki han se bhi hoti hai badh ke jis ki nahin
dam-e-itab jo banti farishta rahmat ka
jo rag chhedti jhunjhla ke bhi mohabbat ka
wo man ki ghudkiyan bhi jis ke git ban jaen
wo man ki jhidkiyan bhi jis ki phul barsaen
wo man hum us se jo dam bhar ko dushmani kar len
to ye na kah sake ab aao dosti kar len
kabhi jo sun na saki meri totli baaten
jo de saki na kabhi thappadon ki saughaten
wo man bahut se khilaune jo mujh ko de na saki
khiraj-e-sar-khushi-e-sarmadi jo le na saki
wo man main jis se ladai kabhi na than saka
wo man main jis pe kabhi mutthiyan na tan saka
wo meri man main kabhi jis ki pith par na chadha
wo meri man kabhi kuchh jis ke kan mein na rakha
wo man kabhi jo mujhe kardhani pinha na saki
jo tal hath se de kar mujhe nacha na saki
jo mere hath se ek din dawa bhi pi na saki
ki mujh ko zindagi dene mein jaan hi de di
wo man na dekh saka zindagi mein jis ki chah
usi ki bhatakti hui ruh ko dikhata rah
ye soch soch ke aankhen meri bhar aati thin
to ja ke sune bichhaune pe let rahta tha
kisi se ghar mein na raaz apne dil ke kahta tha
yatim thi meri duniya, yatim meri hayat
yatim sham-o-sahar thi, yatim the shab-o-roz
yatim meri padhai thi mere khel yatim
yatim meri masarrat thi mera gham bhi yatim
yatim aansuon se takiya bhig jata tha
kisi se ghar mein na kahta tha apne dil ka bhed
har ek se dur akela udas rahta tha
kisi shamail-e-nadida ko main takta tha
main ek wahshat-e-be-nam se hadakta tha
guzar rahe the mah-o-sal aur mausam par
isi tarah kai barsaten aain aur gain
main rafta rafta pahunchne laga ba-sinn-e-shuur
to jugnuon ki haqiqat samajh mein aane lagi
ab un khilaiyon aur daiyon ki baaton par
mera yaqin na raha mujh pe ho gaya zahir
ki bhatki ruhon ko jugnu nahin dikhate charagh
wo man-ghadat si kahani thi ek fasana tha
wo be-padhi likhi kuchh auraton ki thi bakwas
bhatakti ruhon ko jugnu nahin dikhate charagh
ye khul gaya mere bahlane ko thin ye baaten
mera yaqin na raha in fuzul qisson par
hamare shahar mein aati hain ab bhi barsaten
hamare shahar par ab bhi ghataen chhati hain
hanuz bhigi hui surmai fazaon mein
khutut-e-nur banati hain jugnuon ki safen
faza-e-tira mein udti hui ye qindilen
magar main jaan chuka hun ise bada ho kar
kisi ki ruh ko jugnu nahin dikhate rah
kaha gaya tha jo bachpan mein mujh se jhut tha sab
magar kabhi kabhi hasrat se dil mein kahta hun
ye jaante hue jugnu nahin dikhate charagh
kisi ki bhatakti hui ruh ko magar phir bhi
wo jhut hi sahi kitna hasin jhut tha wo
jo mujh se chhin liya umr ke taqaze ne
main kya bataun wo kitni hasin duniya thi
jo badhti umr ke hathon ne chhin li mujh se
samajh sake koi ai kash ahd-e-tifli ko
jahan dekhna mitti ke ek reze ko
numud-e-lala-e-khud-rau mein dekhna jannat
kare nazara-e-kaunain ek gharaunde mein
utha ke rakh le khudai ko jo hatheli par
kare dawam ko jo qaid ek lamhe mein
suna? wo qadir-e-mutlaq hai ek nannhi si jaan
khuda bhi sajde mein jhuk jae samne us ke
ye aql-o-fahm badi chiz hain mujhe taslim
magar laga nahin sakte hum is ka andaza
ki aadmi ko ye padti hain kis qadar mahngi
ek ek kar ke wo tifli ke har khayal ki maut
bulugh-e-sin mein wo sadme nae khayalon ke
nae khayal ka dhachka nae khayal ki tis
nae tasawwuron ka karb, al-aman ki hayat
tamam zakhm nihan hai tamam nashtar hai
ye chot kha ke sambhalna muhaal hota hai
sukut raat ka jis waqt chhedta hai sitar
kabhi kabhi teri pael ki aati hai jhankar
to meri aaankhon se moti barasne lagte hain
andheri raat ke parchhawen dasne lagte hain
main jugnu ban ke to tujh tak pahunch nahin sakta
jo tujh se ho sake ai man tu wo tariqa bata
tu jis ko pa le wo kaghaz uchhaal dun kaise
ye nazm main tere qadmon mein dal dun kaise
nawa-e-dard se kuchh ji to ho gaya halka
magar jab aati hai barsat kya karun is ko
jab aasman mein udte hain har taraf jugnu
sharab-e-nur liye sabz aabginon mein
kanwal jalate hue zulmaton ke sinon mein
jab un ki tabish-e-be-sakhta se pipal ka
darakht sarw-e-charaghan ko mat karta hai
na jaane kis liye aankhen meri bhar aati hain

judai

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shajar hajar pe hain gham ki ghataen chhai hui
subuk-khiram hawaon ko nind aai hui
ragen zamin ke manazir ki pad chalin dhili
ye khasta-haali ye darmandagi ye sannata
faza-e-nim-shabi bhi hai sansanai hui
dhuan dhuan se manazir hain shabnamistan ke
sayyara raat ki zulfen hain rasmasai hui
ye rang taron bhari raat ke tanaffus ka
ki bu-e-dard mein har sans hai basai hui
khunuk udas fazaon ki aankhon mein aansu
tere firaq ki ye tis hai uthai hui
sukut-e-nim-shabi gahra hota jata hai
ragen hain sina-e-hasti ki tilmilai hui
hai aaj saz-e-nawa-ha-e-khun-chakan ai dost
hayat teri judai ki chot khai hui
meri in aankhon se ab nind parda karti hai
jo tere panja-e-rangin ki thin jagai hui
sarishk pale hue tere narm daman ke
nashat tere tabassum se jagmagai hui
latak wo gesuon ki jaise pech-o-tab-e-kamand
lachak bhawon ki wo jaise kaman jhukai hui
sahar ka jaise tabassum damak wo mathe ki
kiran suhag ki bindi ki lahlahai hui
wo ankhdiyon ka fusun rup ki wo dewiyyat
wo sina ruh-e-numu jis mein kanmanai hui
wo sej sans ki khushbu ko jis pe nind aae
wo qad gulab ki ek shakh lahlahai hui
wo jhilmilate sitare tere pasine ke
jabin-e-sham-e-jawani thi jagmagai hui
ho jaise but-kada aazar ka bol uthne ko
wo koi baat si goya labon tak aai hui
wo dhaj wo dilbari wo kaam-rup aankhon ka
sajal adaon mein wo ragni rachai hui
ho khwab-gah mein shoalon ki karwaten dam-e-subh
wo bhairwin teri bedariyon ki gai hui
wo muskuraati hui lutf-e-did ki subhen
teri nazar ki shuaon ki gudgudai hui
lagi jo tere tasawwur ke narm shoalon se
hayat-e-ishq se us aanch ki tipai hui
hanuz waqt ke kanon mein chahchahahat hai
wo chap tere qadam ki suni-sunai hui
hanuz sina-e-mazi mein jagmagahat hai
damakte rup ki dipawli jalai hui
lahu mein dubi umangon ki maut rok zara
harim-e-dil mein chali aati hai dhitai hui
rahegi yaad jawan-bewgi mohabbat ki
suhag raat ki wo chudiyan badhai hui
ye meri pahli mohabbat na thi magar ai dost
ubhar gai hain wo choten dabi-dabai hui
supurdagi o khulus-e-nihan ke parde mein
jo teri narm-nigahi ki thin bithai hui
utha chuka hun main pahle bhi hijr ke sadme
wo sans dukhti hui aankh dabdabai hui
ye hadsa hai ajab tujh ko pa ke kho dena
ye saneha hai ghazab teri yaad aai hui
ajib dard se koi pukarta hai tujhe
gala rundha hua aawaz thar tharrai hui
kahan hai aaj tu ai rang-o-nur ki dewi
andheri hai meri duniya luti-lutai hui
pahunch sakegi bhi tujh tak meri nawa-e-firaq
jo kaenat ke ashkon mein hai nahai hui

hinDola

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dayar-e-hind tha gahwara yaad hai hamdam
bahut zamana hua kis ke kis ke bachpan ka
isi zamin pe khela hai 'ram' ka bachpan
isi zamin pe un nanhe nanhe hathon ne
kisi samay mein dhanush-ban ko sambhaala tha
isi dayar ne dekhi hai 'krishn' ki lila
yahin gharondon mein sita sulochana radha
kisi zamane mein gudiyon se khelti hongi
yahi zamin yahi dariya pahad jangal bagh
yahi hawaen yahi subh-o-sham suraj chand
yahi ghataen yahi barq-o-rad o qaus-e-quzah
yahin ke git riwayat mausamon ke julus
hua zamana ki 'siddhaarth' ke the gahware
inhi nazaron mein bachpan kata tha 'wikram' ka
suna hai 'bhartarhari' bhi inhin se khela tha
'bharat' agastya' 'kapil' 'wyas' 'pashi' 'kautilya'
'janak' washishth' 'manu' 'walmik' wishwamitr
'kanad' 'gautam' o ramanuj 'kumaril-bhatt'
mohanjodaro hadappa ke aur ajanta ke
banane wale yahin ballamon se khele the
isi hindole mein 'bhawabhut' o 'kalidas' kabhi
humak humak ke jo tutla ke gungunae the
saraswati ne zabanon ko un ki chuma tha
yahin ke chand wa suraj khilaune the un ke
inhin fazaon mein bachpan pala tha 'khusraw' ka
isi zamin se uthe 'tansen' aur 'akbar'
'rahim' 'nanak' o 'chaitanya' aur 'chishti' ne
inhin fazaon mein bachpan ke din guzare the
isi zamin pe kabhi shazada-e-'khurram'
zara si dil-shikani par jo ro diya hoga
bhar aaya tha dil-e-nazuk to kya ajab is mein
in aansuon mein jhalak taj ki bhi dekhi ho
'ahalyabai' 'daman' 'padmini' o 'raziya' ne
yahin ke pedon ki shakhon mein dale the jhule
isi faza mein badhai thi peng bachpan ki
inhi nazaron mein sawan ke git gae the
isi zamin pe ghutnon ke bal chale honge
'malik-mohammad' o 'raskhan' aur 'tulsi-das'
inhin fazaon mein gunji thi totli boli
'kabir-das' 'tukaram' 'sur' o 'mira' ki
isi hindole mein 'widdypati' ka kanth khula
isi zamin ke the lal 'mir' o 'ghaalib' bhi
thumak thumak ke chale the gharon ke aangan mein
'anis' o 'haali' o 'iqbaal' aur 'waris-shah'
yahin ki khak se ubhre the 'premchand' o 'tagore'
yahin se utthe the tahzib-e-hind ke meamar
isi zamin ne dekha tha baal-pan in ka
yahin dikhai thin in sab ne baal-lilaen
yahin har ek ke bachpan ne tarbiyat pai
yahin har ek ke jiwan ka baalkand khula
yahin se uthte bagulon ke sath daude hain
yahin ki mast ghataon ke sath jhume hain
yahin ki madh-bhari barsat mein nahae hain
lipat ke kichad o pani se bachpane un ke
isi zamin se utthe wo desh ke sawant
uda diya tha jinhen company ne topon se
isi zamin se uthi hain an-ginat naslen
pale hain hind hindole mein an-ginat bachche
mujh aise kitne hi gumnam bachche khele hain
isi zamin se isi mein supurd-e-khak hue
zamin-e-hind ab aaram-gah hai un ki
is arz-e-pak se utthin bahut si tahziben
yahin tulu huin aur yahin ghurub huin
isi zamin se ubhre kai ulum-o-funun
faraaz-e-koh-e-himala ye daur-e-gang-o-jaman
aur in ki god mein parwarda karwanon ne
yahin rumuz-e-khiram-e-sukun-numa sikhe
nasim-e-subh-e-tamaddun ne bhairwin chhedi
yahin watan ke taranon ki wo pawen phuten
wo be-qarar sukun-za tarannum-e-sahari
wo kapkapate hue soz-o-saz ke shoale
inhi fazaon mein angdaiyan jo le ke uthe
lawon se jin ke charaghan hui thi bazm-e-hayat
jinhon ne hind ki tahzib ko zamana hua
bahut se zawiyon se aaina dikhaya tha
isi zamin pe dhali hai meri hayat ki sham
isi zamin pe wo subh muskurai hai
tamam shoala o shabnam meri hayat ki subh
sunaun aaj kahani main apne bachpan ki
dil-o-dimagh ki kaliyan abhi na chatki thin
hamesha khelta rahta tha bhai bahnon mein
hamare sath mohalle ki ladkiyan ladke
machae rakhte the baalak udham har ek ghadi
lahu tarang uchhal-phand ka ye aalam tha
mohalla sar pe uthae phire jidhar guzre
hamare chahchahe aur shor gunjte rahte
chahaar-samt mohalle ke goshe goshe mein
faza mein aaj bhi la-raib gunjte honge
agarche dusre bachchon ki tarah tha main bhi
ba-zahir auron ke bachpan sa tha mera bachpan
ye sab sahi mere bachpan ki shakhsiyat bhi thi ek
wo shakhsiyat ki bahut shokh jis ke the khad-o-khal
ada ada mein koi shan-e-infiradi thi
gharaz kuchh aur hi lachchhan the mere bachpan ke
mujhe tha chhote badon se bahut shadid lagaw
har ek par main chhidakta tha apni nannhi si jaan
dil umda aata tha aisa ki ji ye chahta tha
utha ke rakh lun kaleje mein apni duniya ko
mujhe hai yaad abhi tak ki khel-kud mein bhi
kuchh aise waqfe pur-asrar aa hi jate the
ki jin mein sochne lagta tha kuchh mera bachpan
kai maani-e-be-lafz chhune lagte the
butun-e-ghaib se mere shuur-e-asghar ko
har ek manzar-e-manus ghar ka har gosha
kisi tarah ki ho ghar mein saji hui har chiz
mere mohalle ki galiyan makan dar-o-diwar
chabutre kuen kuchh ped jhadiyan belen
wo pheri wale kai un ke bhant bhant ke bol
wo jaane bujhe manazir wo aasman o zamin
badalte waqt ka aaina garmi-o-khunki
ghurub-e-mahr mein rangon ka jagta jadu
shafaq ke shish-mahal mein gudaz-e-pinhan se
jawahron ki chatanen si kuchh pighalti huin
shajar hajar ki wo kuchh sochti hui duniya
suhani raat ki manus ramaziyat ka fusun
alassabah ufuq ki wo thartharaati bhawen
kisi ka jhankna aahista phutti pau se
wo dopahar ka samay darja-e-tapish ka chadhaw
thaki thaki si faza mein wo zindagi ka utar
hua ki bansiyan banswadiyon mein bajti huin
wo din ke badhte hue sae sah-pahar ka sukun
sukut sham ka jab donon waqt milte hain
gharaz jhalakte hue sarsari manazir par
mujhe guman paristaniyat ka hota tha
har ek chiz ki wo khwab-nak asliyyat
mere shuur ki chilman se jhankta tha koi
liye rububiyat-e-kaenat ka ehsas
har ek jalwe mein ghaib o shuhud ka wo milap
har ek nazara ek aaina-khana-e-hairat
har ek manzar-e-manus ek hairat-zar
kahin rahun kahin khelon kahin padhun likhun
mere shuur pe mandlate the manazir-e-dahr
main akasr un ke tasawwur mein dub jata tha
wafur-e-jazba se ho jati thi mizha pur-nam
mujhe yaqin hai in unsuri manazir se
ki aam bachchon se leta tha main ziyaada asar
kisi samay meri tifli rahi na be-parwa
na chhu saki meri tifli ko ghaflat-e-tifli
ye khel-kud ke lamhon mein hota tha ehsas
duaen deta ho jaise mujhe sukut-e-dawam
ki jaise hath abad rakh de dosh-e-tifli par
har ek lamha ke rakhnon se jhankti sadiyan
kahaniyan jo sunun un mein dub jata tha
ki aadmi ke liye aadmi ki jag-biti
se badh ke kaun si shai aur ho hi sakti hai
inhi fasanon mein pinhan the zindagi ke rumuz
inhi fasanon mein khulte the raaz-ha-e-hayat
unhen fasanon mein milti thin zist ki qadren
rumuz-e-besh-baha theth aadmiyat ke
kahaniyan thin ki sad-dars-gah-e-riqqat-e-qalb
har ek kahani mein shaistagi-e-gham ka sabaq
wo unsur aansuon ka dastan-e-insan mein
wo nal-daman ki katha sarguzasht-e-sawitri
'shakuntla' ki kahani 'bharat' ki qurbani
wo marg-e-bhishm-pitamah wo sej tiron ki
wo pancho pandaw ki sowarg-yatra ki katha
watan se rukhsat-e-'siddhaarth' 'ram' ka ban-bas
wafa ke baad bhi 'sita' ki wo jala-watani
wo raaton-raat 'siri-krishn' ko uthae hue
bala ki qaid se 'basdew' ka nikal jaana
wo andhkar wo barish, badhi hui jamuna
gham-e-afrin kahani wo 'hir' 'ranjha' ki
shuur-e-hind ke bachpan ki yaadgar-e-azim
ki aise waise takhayyul ki sans ukhad jae
kai muhayyur-e-idrak dew-malayen
hitopdesh ke qisse katha sarat-sagar
karodon sinon mein wo gunjta hua aalha
main puchhta hun kisi aur malak walon se
kahaniyon ki ye daulat ye be-baha daulat
fasane dekh lo in ke nazar bhi aati hai
main puchhta hun ki gahware aur qaumon ke
base hue hain kahin aisi dastanon se
kahaniyan jo main sunta tha apne bachpan mein
mere liye wo na thin mahz bais-e-tafrih
fasanon se mere bachpan ne sochna sikha
fasanon se mujhe sanjidgi ke dars mile
fasanon mein nazar aati thi mujh ko ye duniya
gham o khushi mein rachi pyar mein basai hui
fasanon se mere dil ne ghulawaten pain
yahi nahin ki mashahir hi ke afsane
zara si umr mein karte hon mujh ko mutassir
mohalle tole ke gumnam aadamiyyon ke
kuchh aise sunne mein aate the waqiat-e-hayat
jon yun to hote the farsuda aur mamuli
magar the aaine ikhlas aur sharafat ke
ye chand aai gai baaten aisi baaten thin
ki jin ki ot chamakta tha dard-e-insani
ye wardat nahin razmiyye hayat ke the
gharaz ki ye hain mere bachpane ki taswiren
nadim aur bhi kuchh khatt-o-khal hain un ke
ye meri man ka hai kahna ki jab main bachcha tha
main aise aadmi ki god mein na jata tha
jo bad-qimar ho aibi ho ya ho bad-surat
mujhe bhi yaad hai nau das baras hi ka main tha
to mujh pe karta tha jadu sa husn-e-insani
kuchh aisa hota tha mahsus jab main dekhta tha
shagufta rang tar-o-taza rup walon ka
ki un ki aanch meri haddiyan gala degi
ek aazmaish-e-jaan thi ki tha shuur-e-jamal
aur us ki nashtariyyat us ki ustukhan-sozi
gham o nashat lagawat mohabbat o nafrat
ek intishaar-e-sakun iztirab pyar itab
wo be-panah zaki-ul-hisi wo hilm o ghurur
kabhi kabhi wo bhare ghar mein hiss-e-tanhai
wo wahshaten meri mahaul-e-khush-gawar mein bhi
meri sarisht mein ziddain ke kai jode
shurua hi se the maujud aab-o-tab ke sath
mere mizaj mein pinhan thi ek jadaliyyat
ragon mein chhutte rahte the be-shumar anar
nadim ye hain mere baal-pan ke kuchh aasar
wafur o shiddat-e-jazbaat ka ye aalam tha
ki kaunde jast karen dil ke aabgine mein
wo bachpana jise bardasht apni mushkil ho
wo bachpana jo khud apni hi tewriyan si chadhae
nadim zikr-e-jawani se kanp jata hun
jawani aai dabe panw aur yun aai
ki us ke aate hi bigda bana-banaya khel
wo khwahishat ke jazbaat ke umadte hue
wo honkte hue be-nam aag ke tufan
wo phutta hua jwala-mukhi jawani ka
ragon mein uthti hui aandhiyon ke wo jhatke
ki jo tawazun-e-hasti jhinjhod ke rakh den
wo zalzale ki pahadon ke pair ukhad jaen
bulughiyat ki wo tisen wo karb-e-nashw-o-numa
aur aise mein mujhe byaha gaya bhala kis se
jo ho na sakti thi hargiz meri sharik-e-hayat
hum ek dusre ke waste bane hi na the
siyah ho gai duniya meri nigahon mein
wo jis ko kahte hain shadi-e-khana-abaadi
mere liye wo bani bewgi jawani ki
luta suhag meri zindagi ka mando mein
nadim kha gai mujh ko nazar jawani ki
bala-e-jaan mujhe ho gaya shuur-e-jamal
talash-e-shola-e-ulfat se ye hua hasil
ki nafraton ka agan-kund ban gai hasti
wo halq o sina o rag rag mein be-panah chubha
nadim jaise nigal li ho main ne nag-phani
z ishq-zadam o ishqam kamusht zar-o-daregh
khabar na burd ba-rustam kase ki sohrabam
na puchh aalam-e-kaam-o-dahan nadim mere
samar hayat ka jab rakh bin gaya munh mein
main chalti-phirti chita ban gaya jawani ki
main kandha deta raha apne jite murde ko
ye sochta tha ki ab kya karun kahan jaun
bahut se aur masaib bhi mujh pe tut pade
main dhundhne laga har samt sachchi jhuti panah
talash-e-husn mein sher-o-adab mein dosti mein
rundhi sada se mohabbat ki bhik mangi hai
nae sire se samajhna pada hai duniya ko
bade jatan se sambhaala hai khud ko main ne nadim
mujhe sambhalne mein to chaalis sal guzre hain
meri hayat to wish-pan ki katha hai nadim
main zahr pi ke zamane ko de saka amrit
na puchh main ne jo zahraba-e-hayat piya
magar hun dil se main is ke liye sipas-guzar
larazte hathon se daman khulus ka na chhata
bacha ke rakkhi thi main ne amanat-e-tifli
ise na chhin saki mujh se dast-burd-e-shabab
ba-qaul shaer-e-mulk-e-farang har bachcha
khud apne ahd-e-jawani ka bap hota hai
ye kam nahin hai ki tifli-e-rafta chhod gai
dil-e-hazin mein kai chhote chhote naqsh-e-qadam
meri ana ki ragon mein pade hue hain abhi
na jaane kitne bahut narm ungliyon ke nishan
hanuz waqt ke be-dard hath kar na sake
hayat-e-rafta ki zinda nishaniyon ko fana
zamana chhin sakega na meri fitrat se
meri safa mere tahtush-shuur ki ismat
takhaiyyulat ki doshizgi ka radd-e-amal
jawan ho ke bhi be-laus tifl-wash jazbaat
syana hone pe bhi ye jibillaten meri
ye sarkhushi o gham be-riya ye qalb-gudaz
baghair bair ke an-ban gharaz se pak tapak
gharaz se pak ye aansu gharaz se pak hansi
ye dasht-e-dahr mein hamdardiyon ka sar-chashma
qubuliyat ka ye jazba ye kaenat o hayat
is arz-e-pak par iman ye ham-ahangi
har aadmi se har ek khwab o zist se ye lagaw
ye man ki god ka ehsas sab manazir mein
qarib o dur zamin mein ye bu-e-wataniyyat
nizam-e-shams-o-qamar mein payam-e-hifz-e-hayat
ba-chashm-e-sham-o-sahar mamta ki shabnam si
ye saz o dil mein mere naghma-e-analkaunain
har iztirab mein ruh-e-sukun-e-be-payan
zamana-e-guzaran mein dawam ka sargam
ye bazm-e-jashn-e-hayat-o-mamat sajti hui
kisi ki yaad ki shahnaiyan si bajti hui
ye ramaziyat ke anasir shuur-e-pukhta mein
falak pe wajd mein lati hai jo farishton ko
wo shaeri bhi bulugh-e-mizaj-e-tifli hai
ye nashtariyyat-e-hasti ye is ki sheriyat
ye patti patti pe gulzar-e-zindagi ke kisi
latif nur ki parchhaiyan si padti hui
baham ye hairat o manusiyat ki sargoshi
bashar ki zat ki mahr-e-uluhiyat ba-jabin
abad ke dil mein jaden marta hua sabza
gham-e-jahan mujhe aankhen dikha nahin sakta
ki aankhen dekhe hue hun main ne apne bachpan ki
mere lahu mein abhi tak sunai deti hain
sukut-e-huzn mein bhi ghunghruon ki jhankaren
ye aur baat ki main is pe kan de na sakun
isi wadiat-e-tifli ka ab sahaara hai
yahi hain marham-e-kafur dil ke zakhmon par
unhi ko rakhna hai mahfuz ta-dam-e-akhir
zamin-e-hind hai gahwara aaj bhi hamdam
agar hisab karen das karod bachchon ka
ye bachche hind ki sab se badi amanat hain
har ek bachche mein hain sad-jahan-e-imkanat
magar watan ka hal-o-aqd jin ke hath mein hai
nizam-e-zindagi-e-hind jin ke bas mein hai
rawayya dekh ke un ka ye kahna padta hai
kise padi hai ki samjhe wo is amanat ko
kise padi hai ki bachchon ki zindagi ko bachae
kharab hone se talne se sukh jaane se
bachae kaun in aazurda honhaaron ko
wo zindagi jise ye de rahe hain bhaarat ko
karodon bachchon ke mitne ka ek alamiyya hai
churae jate hain bachche abhi gharon se yahan
ki jism tod diye jaen un ke taki mile
churane walon ko khairaat magh-mele ki
jo is azab se bach jaen to gale pad jaen
wo lanten ki hamare karodon bachchon ki
nadim khair se mitti kharab ho jae
wo muflisi ki khushi chhin le wo be-bargi
udasiyon se bhari zindagi ki be-rangi
wo yasiyat na jis ko chhue shua-e-umid
wo aankhen dekhti hain har taraf jo be-nuri
wo tuktuki ki jo pathra ke rah gai ho nadim
wo be-dili ki hansi chhin le jo honton se
wo dukh ki jis se sitaron ki aankh bhar aae
wo gandagi wo kasafat maraz-zada paikar
wo bachche chhin gae hon jin se bachpane un ke
hamin ne ghont diya jis ke bachpane ka gala
jo khate-pite gharon ke hain bachche un ko bhi kya
samaj phulne-phalne ke de saka sadhan
wo sans lete hain tahzib-kush fazaon mein
hum un ko dete hain be-jaan aur ghalat talim
milega ilm-e-jihaalat-numa se kya un ko
nikal ke madrason aur uniwersitiyyon se
ye bad-nasib na ghar ke na ghat ke honge
main puchhta hun ye talim hai ki makkari
karodon zindagiyon se ye be-panah dagha
nisab aisa ki mehnat karen agar is par
bajae ilm jahaalat ka iktisab karen
ye ulta dars-e-adab ye sadi hui talim
dimagh ki ho ghiza ya ghiza-e-jismani
har ek tarah ki ghiza mein yahan milawat hai
wo jis ko bachchon ki talim kah ke dete hain
wo dars ulti chhuri hai gale pe bachpan ke
zamin-e-hind hindola nahin hai bachchon ka
karodon bachchon ka ye des ab janaza hai
hum inqalab ke khatron se khub waqif hain
kuchh aur roz yahi rah gae jo lail-o-nahaar
to mol lena padega hamein ye khatra bhi
ki bachche qaum ki sab se badi amanat hain

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meri sada hai gul-e-sham-e-sham-e-azadi
suna raha hun dilon ko payam aazadi
lahu watan ke shahidon ka rang laya hai
uchhal raha hai zamana mein nam-e-azadi
mujhe baqa ki zarurat nahin ki fani hun
meri fana se hai paida dawam-e-azadi
jo raj karte hain jamhuriyat ke parde mein
unhen bhi hai sar-o-sauda-e-kham-e-azadi
banaenge nai duniya kisan aur mazdur
yahi sajaenge diwan-e-am-e-azadi
faza mein jalte dilon se dhuan sa uthta hai
are ye subh-e-ghulami ye sham-e-azadi
ye mahr-o-mah ye tare ye baam haft-aflak
bahut buland hai in se maqam-e-azadi
faza-e-sham-e-sahar mein shafaq jhalakti hai
ki jam mein hai mai-e-lala-fam-e-azadi
syah-khana-e-duniya ki zulmaten hain do-rang
nihan hai subh-e-asiri mein sham-e-azadi
sukun ka nam na le hai wo qaid-e-be-miad
hai pai-ba-pai harakat mein qayam-e-azadi
ye karwan hain pasmandgan-e-manzil ke
ki rahrawon mein yahi hain imam-e-azadi
dilon mein ahl-e-zamin ke hai niw us ki magar
qusur-e-khuld se uncha hai baam-e-azadi
wahan bhi khak-nashinon ne jhande gad diye
mila na ahl-e-duwal ko maqam-e-azadi
hamare zor se zanjir-e-tirgi tuti
hamara soz hai mah-e-tamam-e-azadi
tarannum-e-sahari de raha hai jo chhup kar
harif-e-subh-e-watan hai ye sham-e-azadi
hamare sine mein shoale bhadak rahe hain 'firaq'
hamari sans se raushan hai nam-e-azadi