“Jash-e-Ghalib…” – Sahir Ludhianvi

Ikkis baras guzre aazadi-e-kaamil ko

Tab ja ke kahin hum ko ‘ghaalib’ ka khayal aaya

Turbat hai kahan us ki maskan tha kahan us ka

Ab apne sukhan-parwar zehnon mein sawal aaya

Sau sal se jo turbat chadar ko tarasti thi

Ab us pe aqidat ke phulon ki numaish hai

Urdu ke talluq se kuchh bhed nahin khulta

Ye jashn ye hangama khidmat hai ki sazish hai

Jin shahron mein gunji thi ghaalib ki nawa barson

Un shahron mein ab urdu benam-o-nishan Thahri

Aazadi-e-kaamil ka elan hua jis din

Matub zaban Thahri ghaddar zaban Thahri

Jis ahd-e-siyasat ne ye zinda zaban kuchli

Us ahd-e-siyasat ko marhum ka gham kyun hai

‘Ghaalib’ jise kahte hain urdu hi ka shair tha

Urdu pe sitam Dha kar ‘ghaalib’ pe karam kyun hai

Ye jashn ye hangame dilchasp khilaune hain

Kuchh logon ki koshish hai kuchh log bahal jaen

Jo wada-e-farda par ab Tal nahin sakte hain

Mumkin hai ki kuchh arsa is jashn pe Tal jaen

Ye jashn mubarak ho par ye bhi sadaqat hai

Hum log haqiqat ke ehsas se aari hain

‘Gandhi’ ho ki ‘ghaalib’ ho insaf ki nazron mein

Hum donon ke qatil hain donon ke pujari hain

 

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