dast-o-pa mein mere halqe jo ye zanjir ke hain

dast-o-pa mein mere halqe jo ye zanjir ke hain
dar-haqiqat ye karishme meri taqdir ke hain
qabil-e-dad nahin kya wo musawwir logo
shahr-dar-shahr jo charche kisi taswir ke hain
tishna-lab jo lab-e-dariya pe bhi hain rahte hue
wo satae hue bigdi hui taqdir ke hain
hausla fath ka zamin hua karta hai magar
mere dushman hain ki qail meri shamshir ke hain
ghair danista nahin hain mere afsane mein
wo kai lafz jo tishna meri tafsir ke hain
khush agar apni khataon pe ho tum to hum bhi
manne wale abhi ishq ki tasir ke hain
us ne saunpi thi jo beton ko wirasat mein kabhi
aaj afsun ki tukde usi jagir ke hai
ye sitare nahin 'talib' ki ye tute hue khwab
kisi laila kisi shirin ke kisi hir ke hain

ye ishq-e-na-murad bhi kis gumrahi mein hai

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ye ishq-e-na-murad bhi kis gumrahi mein hai
khidki mein jo kabhi tha wo chehra gali mein hai
har subh chhedti hain hawaon ki ungliyan
poshida ek phul jo nannhi kali mein hai
jaise har ek ang hai aankhen liye hue
kya turfa ehtiyat teri sadgi mein hai
nakaam zindagi ho ki nakaam ishq ho
jine ki aarzu to meri jaan sabhi mein hai
zardar-o-hukmaran mein insan ka ehtiram
agli sadi mein tha na ye ab ki sadi mein hai
tujh se bichhad ke sab ki nazar mein rahega kya
ab tak to ye 'shakil' teri raushni mein hai

wae-taqdir kya ye alamiya nahin

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wae-taqdir kya ye alamiya nahin
sab hain apne magar koi apna nahin
dida-o-dil ki sunsan sahra hue
dil mein jazba to aankhon mein sapna nahin
ishq ko tark karne mein diqqat na thi
ishq ko mashghala hum ne samjha nahin
ab ke mujh se mila wo to aisa laga
wo hi chehra hai lekin wo chehra nahin
phunk raha hai badan kunj-e-tanhai mein
sar pe chhat hai magar man ka saya nahin
meri nazron mein duniya bhi uqba bhi hai
aadmi hun main 'athar' farishta nahin

usko tum mere talluq ka hawala dete

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us ko tum mere talluq ka hawala dete
main bhi kal us ka shanasa tha ye samjha dete
ye amawas ka andhera hai ki chhutta hi nahin
kash wo aa ke kabhi ghar ko ujala dete
hum ne duniya ka bahut sath diya hai ab tak
kash ek bar kabhi sath hum apna dete
hum tahi-dast sahi phir bhi sakhi hain itne
qatra milta to ewaz mein tumhein dariya dete
dil-shikasta ki tasalli ko hai duniya lekin
kash wo bhi to kabhi aa ke sahaara dete
sirf ghaflat ko to sona nahin kahte 'athar'
aankhon ko nind hi ke sath mein sapna dete

tauhid dil mein ho to labon par rahe KHuda

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tauhid dil mein ho to labon par rahe khuda
hum yun jiye to kya jiye be-din be-khuda
lo yun to ho gai hai bahut kam zamir ki
is aakhiri charagh ko bujhne na de khuda
to rah-e-rast apne karam se dikha mujhe
raste ghalat hazar hain duniya mein ai khuda
talib hain bartari ke magar hain amal se dur
hum ko jo kaam karna hai wo kyun kare khuda
gar zaniyon ko milti nahin hai saza yahan
hawwa ki betiyon se kashish chhin le khuda
ab to sukun bakhsh ki 'athar-shakil' ne
is umr-e-mukhtasar mein bahut dukh sahe khuda

subh bhi hoti rahi mahtab bhi Dhalta raha

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subh bhi hoti rahi mahtab bhi dhalta raha
zindagi ka karwan chalta raha chalta raha
saneha kya us pe guzra kaun uth kar dekhta
ahl-e-khana so gae lekin diya jalta raha
mere khwabon ki koi buniyaad bhi thi kya kahun
barf ka parbat tha ek galta raha galta raha
aakhiri waqt aa gaya to sochta hun dosto
aaj ka jo masala tha kal pe kyun talta raha
samne ke dushmanon se bach ke rahna sahal tha
aastin ka sanp tha badhta raha palta raha
hadse ki wo kahani mukhtasar si hai 'shakil'
bansuri bhi baj rahi thi shahr bhi jalta raha