aa dil mein tujhe kahin chhupa lun

aa dil mein tujhe kahin chhupa lun
logon ki nigah se bacha lun
kyun tujh pe guman-e-be-wafai
kyun apne hi dil ki bad-dua lun
diwar-e-umid gir rahi hai
taswir teri kahan laga lun
aaine ki dhund saf kar ke
kyun khud ko na haal-e-dil suna lun
ye fasle kaise khatm honge
main kaise tujhe yahan bula lun
katte hi nahin pahad se din
'shohrat' main use kahan se pa lun

aao ki abhi chhanw sitaron ki ghani hai

aao ki abhi chhanw sitaron ki ghani hai
phir sham talak dasht-e-gharib-ul-watani hai
kuchh bhi ho magar husn ki fitrat mein abhi tak
pabandi-e-rasm-o-rah-e-khatir-shikani hai
mat puchh ki kya rang hai zabt-e-gham-e-dil mein
har ashk jo pita hun wo hire ki kani hai
shair ke takhayyul se charaghon ki lawon tak
har chiz teri bazm mein taswir bani hai
tum jis ko bahut samjhe to ek bund lahu ki
puchho mere daman se aqiq-e-yamani hai
malum hua jab ki raha kuchh bhi na dil mein
bas ek nazar qimat-e-duniya-e-dani hai
iblis ho suqraat ho sarmad ho ki mansur
khud-agahi har shakl mein gardan-zadani hai
maqsud na bulbul hai na tuti hai na qumri
matlab to chaman walon ka nawak-fagani hai
aasaish-e-geti hai saza be-hunari ki
aazurdagi-e-dil sila-e-khush-sukhani hai
kin phul fazaon ki tawaqqo mein pade ho
hoshyar ki yan zauq-e-saba shoala-zani hai
aao chalen us anjuman-e-bul-hawasan se
aatish-nafasai hai na jahan gul-badani hai
'shohrat' se kabhi jaan talab kar ke to dekho
har-chand tahi-dast hai par dil ka ghani hai

aish-e-duniya ka jab shumar na tha

aish-e-duniya ka jab shumar na tha
tab hamein dil pe ikhtiyar na tha
hum bhi kis qafile mein shamil the
jis ke pichhe koi ghubar na tha
umr bhar ishq ka fareb raha
kab hamein apna intizar na tha
raat din ek hi raha aalam
kaun sa lamha sogwar na tha
wo bhi masum tha agar 'shohrat'
apna daman bhi daghdar na tha

apnon se murawwat ka taqaza nahin karte

apnon se murawwat ka taqaza nahin karte
sahraon mein sae ki tamanna nahin karte
majnun pe na kar rashk ki jo ahl-e-wafa hain
mar jate hain mashuq ko ruswa nahin karte
tuk dekh liya aankhon hi aankhon mein hanse bhi
par yun to ilaj-e-dil-e-shaida nahin karte
kya ho gaya is shahr ke logon ke dilon ko
khanjar bhi utar jae to dhadka nahin karte
barish ki talab hai to samundar ki taraf ja
ye abr to sahraon pe barsa nahin karte
do din ki jo baqi hai tahammul se basar kar
jo hona hai ho jaega socha nahin karte
pachhtawe se badh kar koi aazar nahin hai
jab dil ko lagate hain to roya nahin karte
mayusi ki neamat badi mushkil se mili hai
phir aas bandhate ho tum achchha nahin karte
jo kuchh kahe 'shohrat' ki ghazal man lo us ko
dil ko kabhi shaer ke dukhaya nahin karte

bazm sanwarun ghazlen gaun

bazm sanwarun ghazlen gaun
jine ke andaz banaun
har dam ro ro khun ke aansu
kyun aankhon ki aab ganwaun
kab tak dal ke bahkane par
tare gin gin raat bitaun
in ko mera dhyan nahin hai
main kyun apni jaan ganwaun
mera gham kis ne khaya hai
main kyun duniya ka gham khaun
sab se tark-e-talluq kar lun
khud se rasm-o-rah badhaun
marne walon ko marne dun
jine walon ko apnaun
har mayyat ke sirhane 'shohrat'
naghme chhedun jashn manaun

be-nashsha bahak raha hun kab se

be-nashsha bahak raha hun kab se
dozakh hun dahak raha hun kab se
patthar hue kan maut ke bhi
suli pe latak raha hun kab se
jhadti nahin gard aagahi ki
daman ko jhatak raha hun kab se
lahore ke khandaron mein yarab
bulbul sa chahak raha hun kab se
raushan na huin ghazal ki shamen
shoala sa bhadak raha hun kab se
tarik hain raste wafa ke
suraj sa chamak raha hun kab se
tuta na fasurdagi ka jadu
ghuncha sa chatak raha hun kab se
jalta nahin be-kasi ka khirman
bijli sa lapak raha hun kab se
is hirs-o-hawa ki tirgi mein
sona sa damak raha hun kab se
sunsan hai wadi-e-takallum
baadal sa kadak raha hun kab se
basti koi ho to mil bhi jae
sahra mein bhatak raha hun kab se
gulchin koi ho to qadr jaane
jangal mein mahak raha hun kab se
han ai gham-e-ishq mujh ko pahchan
dil ban ke dhadak raha hun kab se
paimana-e-umr ki tarah se
har lamha chhalak raha hun kab se
malum ye ab hua ki 'shohrat'
diwana hun bak raha hun kab se