dastar-e-hunar baKHshish-e-darbar nahin hai

dastar-e-hunar bakhshish-e-darbar nahin hai
sad shukr ki shanon pe ye sar bar nahin hai
ab to ye makan qatl-gahen banne lage hain
achchha hai wo jis ka koi ghar-bar nahin hai
tahris-o-saza se nahin badlenge ye bayan hum
ek bar nahin jab hai to har bar nahin hai
har ek pe khul jae bila farq maraatib
aisa ho to dahliz pe darbar nahin hai
aa jae tawazun mein ye mahaul ki mizan
insaf ke palde mein magar bar nahin hai
zulmat se nikal aaen chamakte hue raste
par mashal-e-ehsas sharar-bar nahin hai
hath aaega kya sahil-e-lab se hamein 'anjum'
jab dil ka samundar hi guhar-bar nahin hai