shahr aur main

dil pahadon par chala jae ki maidanon mein ho
bhid mein logon ki ya khali shabistanon mein ho
shor phir bhi tez tufanon ki surat har ghadi
todta rahta hai khalwat-khwah sinon ka jumud
reza reza ho gae meri tarah kitne wajud
ab nahin mumkin kisi sahra mein majnun ka warud
na-tawan shakhsiyaten barqi tawanai liye
raat ke kale badan ko chat kar hain mutmain
jal raha hai har shajar is shahr ka ab raat din
ud rahe hain hath se toton ki surat sal-o-sin
raushni ka rang jaise kuchh samajh aata nahin
shahr ki tahzib ka rukh kis taraf hai kya pata
aadmi sada hai ya khanjar-ba-kaf hai kya pata
kis liye ye shor-e-mohmal saf-ba-saf hai kya pata
main ne har andaz se samjha hai sare shahr ko
shahr jo khwabon ke jangal ke siwa kuchh bhi nahin
umr sari chhin kar jis ne diya kuchh bhi nahin
jaise mere waste baqi raha kuchh bhi nahin
apne galon par tamancha jad ke khush ho jaun mein
aaj raushan qumqumon ke beach jaga ye shuur
yun to har mausam ke chehre par numayan hain sutur
ek parinda tak nahin lekin hawa mein dur dur
machhliyan chhat par sikhane ke liye jab khwahishen
sidhiyon par panw rakhti hain to aa jati hai chil
thonk di jaegi ab shayad sabhi zehnon mein kil
uth rahi hai har taraf jalte andheron ki fasil
gerua kapdon mein lipta zard mustaqbil mujhe
mashwara deta rahega aur main mar jaunga