duniya ki numaish ye shiwalon ki tarah thi

duniya ki numaish ye shiwalon ki tarah thi
sachchai to shaitan ke khayalon ki tarah thi

jate hue bhi de gai ye dil pe kai zakhm
wo dosti jo panw ke chhaalon ki tarah thi

bikhre ye har-ik bar har-ik bar sanwarun
ummid na mahbub ke baalon ki tarah thi

aaya to tha insaf ka tu ban ke masiha
fitrat teri qatil ke dalalon ki tarah thi

us ko to bujha pai na zillat ki bhi barish
apni ye khudi jalti mashaalon ki tarah thi

baaten to bahut bazm mein amrit pe huin thin
tasir magar zahr ke pyalon ki tarah thi