kya kare meri masihai bhi karne wala

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kya kare meri masihai bhi karne wala
zakhm hi ye mujhe lagta nahin bharne wala
zindagi se kisi samjhaute ke ba-wasf ab tak
yaad aata hai koi marne marne wala
us ko bhi hum tere kuche mein guzar aae hain
zindagi mein wo jo lamha tha sanwarne wala
sham hone ko hai aur aankh mein ek khwab nahin
koi is ghar mein nahin raushni karne wala
dastaras mein hain anasir ke irade kis ke
so bikhar ke hi raha koi bikharne wala
us ka andaz-e-sukhan sab se juda tha shayad
baat lagti hui lahja wo mukarne wala
isi ummid par har sham bujhae hain charagh
ek taza hai sar-e-baam ubharne wala

bab-e-hairat se mujhe izn-e-safar hone ko hai

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bab-e-hairat se mujhe izn-e-safar hone ko hai
tahniyat ai dil ki ab diwar dar hone ko hai
khol den zanjir-e-dar aur hauz ko khali karen
zindagi ke bagh mein ab sah-pahar hone ko hai
maut ki aahat sunai de rahi hai dil mein kyun
kya mohabbat se bahut khali ye ghar hone ko hai
gard-e-rah ban kar koi hasil safar ka ho gaya
khak mein mil kar koi lal-o-guhar hone ko hai
ek chamak si to nazar aai hai apni khak mein
mujh pe bhi shayad tawajjoh ki nazar hone ko hai
gum-shuda basti musafir laut kar aate nahin
moajaza aisa magar bar-e-digar hone ko hai
raunaq-e-bazar-o-mahfil kam nahin hai aaj bhi
saneha is shahr mein koi magar hone ko hai
ghar ka sara rasta is sarkhushi mein kat gaya
is se agle mod koi ham-safar hone ko hai

zud-pashiman

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gahri bhuri aaankhon wala ek shahzada
dur des se
chamkile mushki ghode par hawa se baaten karta
jigar jigar karti talwar se jangal katta aaya
darwazon se lipti belen pare hatata
jangal ki banhon mein jakde mahl ke hath chhudata
jab andar aaya to dekha
shahzadi ke jism ki sari suiyan zang-aluda thin
rasta dekhne wali aanhken
sare shikwe bhula chuki thin!