zabt ki koshish hai jaan-e-na-tawan mushkil mein hai

zabt ki koshish hai jaan-e-na-tawan mushkil mein hai
kyun ayan ho aankh se wo gham jo pinhan dil mein hai

jis se chaho puchh lo tum mere soz-e-dil ka haal
shama bhi mahfil mein hai parwana bhi mahfil mein hai

ishq-e-ghaarat-gar ne shah di husn-e-afat-khez ko
shauq-e-bismil hi se kas-bal bazu-e-qatil mein hai

kuchh samajh kar hi hua hun mauj-e-dariya ka harif
warna main bhi jaanta hun aafiyat sahil mein hai

khud tujhe aa jaega aashiq-nawazi ka khayal
tera rahraw kyun khayal-e-duri-e-manzil mein hai

muddaa-e-ishq mera kuchh nahin juz zauq-e-ishq
husn ko hairat ki ye kis sai-e-be-hasil mein hai

apni shan-e-be-niyazi par tumhein kya kya hain naz
kash tum us shauq ko jaano jo mere dil mein hai