hua hai teri mohabbat ka hausla saqi

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hua hai teri mohabbat ka hausla saqi
magar garan hai qanaat ka marhala saqi
nazar nazar mein jagah dhundhta raha mai-kash
koi to jaanta rindi ka martaba saqi
bala kashan-e-dar-e-mai-kada kahan jaen
qadam qadam hai qayamat ka fasla saqi
meri hayat ka sab kuchh faza-e-mai-khana
subu-o-jam tera ek mashghala saqi
ye dasht-e-tishna-labi hai shikasta kheme hain
kahan gaya mere arman ka qafila saqi
aman se dur hai sahra-e-arzu ki tapish
hayat-e-soz-e-tamanna ka aabla saqi
hayat kya hai mohabbat hai kyun jamal hai kya
na hal hua kabhi 'akhtar' ka masala saqi

mere waste jahan mein koi dilkashi nahin hai

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mere waste jahan mein koi dilkashi nahin hai
ki tere baghair jina koi zindagi nahin hai
teri zat ke alawa mujhe aur chahiye kya
tu agar hai sath mere mujhe kuchh kami nahin hai
wo nazar nazar nahin hai na ho jis mein aks tera
koi dil hai wo bhi jis mein gham-e-ashiqi nahin hai
koi wasta nahin hai jise dard-e-digaran se
wo hai aadmi ka paikar magar aadmi nahin hai
mere dosto na dekho mujhe chashm-e-khashmagin se
ki rahin-e-baada-noshi meri be-khudi nahin hai
mere dil ke dagh tu hi zara aur lau badha de
shab-e-gham hai tera tera kahin raushni nahin hai
meri baat sun ke 'akhtar' suni an-suni na kar do
ye hadis-e-jaan-o-dil he niri shairi nahin hai

ek bar jo bichhDe wo dobara nahin milta

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ek bar jo bichhde wo dobara nahin milta
mil jae koi shakhs to sara nahin milta
us ki bhi nikal aati hai izhaar ki surat
jis shakhs ko lafzon ka sahaara nahin milta
phir dubna ye baat bahut soch lo pahle
har lash ko dariya ka kinara nahin milta
ye soch ke dil phir se hai aamada-e-ulfat
har bar mohabbat mein khasara nahin milta
kyun log bulaenge hamein bazm-e-sukhan mein
apna to kisi se bhi sitara nahin milta
wo shahr bhala kaise lage apna jahan par
ek shakhs bhi dhunde se hamara nahin milta

bante khel bigaD jate hain dhire dhire

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bante khel bigad jate hain dhire dhire
sare log bichhad jate hain dhire dhire
sapnon se mat ji bahlao dekho logo
sapne pichhe pad jate hain dhire dhire
zabt karo to behtar hai diwano warna
aansu zor pakad jate hain dhire dhire
jitna hota hai 'akhtar' koi kisi ke pas
itne fasle badh jate hain dhire dhire

shahr ka shahr salibon se saja hai ab ke

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shahr ka shahr salibon se saja hai ab ke
un ki aamad ka har andaz naya hai ab ke
qafila qafila maqtal ki taraf jaenge log
shokh pahle se bahut rang-e-hina hai ab ke
ye to sach hai wo isi rah se guzrenge magar
koi dekhe na inhen hukm hua hai ab ke
aao ji bhar ke gale mil len rafiqo hum aaj
qatl ki shakl mein inam-e-wafa hai ab ke
mausam-e-gul tere sadqe teri aamad ke nisar
dekh mujh se mera saya bhi juda hai ab ke
ek qatra nahin deti hai guzar jati hai
jo bhi uthti hai ghata aisi ghata hai ab ke
dosto zikr-e-rukh-e-yar se ghafil na raho
dasht-e-zulmat mein mahtab luta hai ab ke

rah pur-Khaar hai kya hona hai

rah pur-khar hai kya hona hai
panw afgar hai kya hona hai
kaam zindan ke kiye aur hamein
shauq-e-gulzar hai kya hona hai
jaan halkan hui jati hai
bar sa bar hai kya hona hai
par jaana hai nahin milti naw
zor par dhaar hai kya hona hai
raushni ki hamein aadat aur ghar
tira-o-tar hai kya hona hai
beach mein aag ka dariya hael
qasd us par hai kya hona hai
sath walon ne yahin chhod diya
be-kasi yar hai kya hona hai
aakhiri did hai aao mil len
ranj be-kar hai kya hona hai
dil hamein tum se lagana hi na tha
ab safar bar hai kya hona hai
kyun 'raza' kudhte ho hanste uttho
jab wo ghaffar hai kya hona hai