ye kaisi kashmakash hai zindagi mein

ye kaisi kashmakash hai zindagi mein
kisi ko dhundte hain hum kisi mein
jo kho jata hai mil kar zindagi mein
ghazal hai nam us ka shaeri mein
nikal aate hain aansu hanste hanste
ye kis gham ki kasak hai har khushi mein
kahin chehra kahin aankhen kahin lab
hamesha ek milta hai kai mein
chamakti hai andheron mein khamoshi
sitare tutte hain raat hi mein
sulagti ret mein pani kahan tha
koi baadal chhupa tha tishnagi mein
bahut mushkil hai banjara-mizaji
saliqa chahiye aawargi mein