nahin dekhta din jise chashm-e-shab dekhti hai

nahin dekhta din jise chashm-e-shab dekhti hai
andhera bhi ek dusre rang ki raushni hai
purane andheron ko aankhon mein mahfuz rakhna
nai raushni kuchh yaqini nahin raushni hai
chali jae bazar mein raushni jab achanak
chamakne lage jo bas ek dam wahi aadmi hai
chimat jae jo jism se maut se lamha pahle
jise rokna ghair-mumkin ho wo zindagi hai
usi ki badaulat to ghar apna ghar lag raha hai
jo chizon ki bhar-mar mein ek zara si kami hai
phate-haal aisa yahan koi aur ab kahan hai
zara ghaur se dekhna farhat-ehsas hi hai