jala ke daman-e-hasti ka tar tar uTha

jala ke daman-e-hasti ka tar tar utha
kabhi jo nala-e-gham dil se shoala-bar utha
khyal-o-fikr-o-tamanna ka khun chhup na saka
zaban khamosh thi lekin lahu pukar utha
falak pe jab bhi haqaeq ki surkhiyan ubhrin
zamin se kohna riwayat ka ghubar utha
rawan-dawan hai rag-e-sang mein lahu ki tarah
wo zindagi ka talatum jo bar bar utha
rah-e-hayat mein jab dagmagae mere qadam
mera hi naqsh-e-kaf-e-pa mujhe pukar utha
fareb-e-wada-e-farda ka zikr kya kije
wo mo'atabar hi the kab jin ka e'tibar utha
'farid' ahl-e-gulistan bhi hosh kho baithe
kuchh is ada se hijab-e-rukh-e-bahaar utha