sharnathi

khwab shab ki munderon pe baithe hue
ghurte hain mujhe
meri aaankhon mein basne ko bechain hain
main isi khauf se raat bhar
jagta hun ki main so gaya gar
to ye
meri aaankhon mein bas jaenge
aur kal
un ki qimat chukani padegi mujhe

rihai

suna hai ki budhi haweli mein har shab
bhatakti hai ek ruh jis ke badan par
purani riwayat ke
khokhle-pan ka malbus hai
jis ki peshani ke zakhm se
khun bahta hai mazi ki tahzib ka
aur wo chikhti hai
ki budhi haweli se us ko nikalo
purani riwayat ke khokhle-pan ke malbus ko phad dalo
suno shahr walo

na jaane kya ho

baat niklegi to phir dur talak jaegi
log be-wajah udasi ka sabab puchhenge
ye bhi pochhenge ki tum itni pareshan kyun ho
ungliyan utthengi sukhe hue baalon ki taraf
ek nazar dekhenge guzre hue salon ki taraf
chudiyon par bhi kai tanz kiye jaenge
kanpte hathon pe fiqre bhi kase jaenge
log zalim hain har ek baat ka tana denge
baaton baaton mein mera zikr bhi le aaenge
un ki baaton ka zara sa bhi asar mat lena
warna chehre ke tassur se samajh jaenge
chahe kuchh bhi ho sawalat na karna un se
mere bare mein koi baat na karna un se
baat niklegi to phir dur talak jaegi

mashwara

kisi ki yaad satati hai raat din tum ko
kisi ke pyar se majbur ho gai ho tum
tumhaara dard mujhe bhi udas rakhta hai
qarib aa ke bahut dur ho gai ho tum
tumhaari aanhken sada sogwar rahti hain
tumhaare hont taraste hain muskurane ko
tumhaari ruh ko tanhaiyan ata kar ke
ye sochti ho ki kya mil gaya zamane ko
gila karo na zamane ki sard-mehri ka
ki is khata mein zamane ka kuchh qusur nahin
tumhaare dil ne use muntakhab kiya ki jise
tumhaare gham ko samajhne ka bhi shuur nahin
tum us ki yaad bhula do ki bewafa hai wo
har ek dil nahin hota tumhaare dil ki tarah
tum apne pyar ko ruswa karo na ro ro kar
tumhaara pyar muqaddas hai bible ki tarah
ab us ke waste khud ko na yun tabah karo
ab imtihan ki tamanna se faeda kya hai
wo aasman ki jise tum na chhu sakogi kabhi
us aasman ki tamanna se faeda kya hai

lori

ai mere nur-e-nazar lakht-e-jigar jaan-e-sukun
nind aana tujhe dushwar nahin hai so ja
aaise bad-bakht zamane mein hazaron honge
jin ko lori bhi mayassar nahin aati hogi
meri lori se teri bhuk nahin mit sakti
main ne mana ki tujhe bhuk satati hogi
lekin ai meri umidon ke hasin taj-mahal
main teri bhuk ko lori hi suna sakti hun
tera rah rah ke ye rona nahin dekha jata
ab tujhe dudh nahin khun pila sakti hun
bhuk to tera muqaddar hai gharibi ki qasam
bhuk ki aag mein jal jal ke ye rona kaisa
tu to aadi hai isi tarah se so jaane ka
bhuk ki god mein phir aaj na sona kaisa
aaj ki raat faqat tu hi nahin teri tarah
aur kitne hain jinhen bhuk lagi hai bete
rotiyan band hain sarmae ke tah-khanon mein
bhuk is mulk ke kheton mein ugi hai bete
log kahte hain ki is mulk ke ghaddaron ne
sirf mahngai badhane ko chhupaya hai anaj
aaise nadar bhi is mulk mein so jate hain
hal chalae hain jinhon ne nahin paya hai anaj
tu hi is mulk mein nadar nahin hai so ja
ai mere nur-e-nazar lakht-e-jigar jaan-e-sukun
nind aana tujhe dushwar nahin hai so ja