“Ek Waqia…”

Andhyari raat ke aangan mein ye subh ke qadmon ki aahat

Ye bhigi bhigi sard hawa ye halki halki dhundhlahat

Gadi mein hun tanha mahw-e-safar aur nind nahin hai aaankhon mein

Bhule-bisre armanon ke khwabon ki zamin hai aaankhon mein

Agle din hath hilate hain pichhli piten yaad aati hain

Gum-gashta khushiyan aaankhon mein aansu ban kar lahraati hain

Sine ke viran goshon mein ek Tis si karwat leti hai

Nakaam umangen roti hain ummid sahaare deti hai

Wo rahen zehn mein ghumti hain jin rahon se aaj aaya hun

Kitni ummid se pahuncha tha kitni mayusi laya hun

“Fankar…”

Main ne jo git tere pyar ki khatir likkhe

Aaj un giton ko bazar mein le aaya hun

Aaj dukkan pe nilam uthega un ka

Tu ne jin giton pe rakhi thi mohabbat ki asas

Aaj chandi ke taraazu mein tulegi har chiz

Mere afkar meri shairi mera ehsas

Jo teri zat se mansub the un giton ko

Muflisi jins banane pe utar aai hai

Bhuk tere rukh-e-rangin ke fasanon ke ewaz

Chand ashiya-e-zarurat ki tamannai hai

Dekh is arsa-e-gah-e-mehnat-o-sarmaya mein

Mere naghme bhi mere pas nahin rah sakte

Tere jalwe kisi zardar ki miras sahi

Tere khake bhi mere pas nahin rah sakte

Aaj un giton ko bazar mein le aaya hun

Main ne jo git tere pyar ki khatir likkhe…

“Ek waqt tha jb tum thi, or kuch na tha… Aaj sb kuch hai, par tum nahi…”

Kuch beete palo ko yaad karna or unhe likhna to nahi chahta tha…

Par sukoon milta hai do lafz kaagaz par utaar kar, cheekh bhi leta hoon or awaaz bhi nahi hoti…

Ek wo beeta huwa waqt tha jb bs wo thi or kuch bhi nahi, or shayad kuch naa hone ki wajah se wo bhi saath naa rahi… Waqt lagta hai sb kuch paane me, aasani se kuch ni milta kabhi… uski bhi majburiyan rahi hongi… ab koi shikwa nahi hai, koi dard bhi nahi… jitna chahiye sb kuch mil rha hai, par wo saath hoti to zindagi kuch or hoti… Sab kuch hai bs wo nahi…

Par ab ghamo’n ko aabru apni, khushi ko gham samajhta hu… Jinhe koi nahi samjha, unhe bas main samjhata hu…

Kashish zinda hai meri chahato’n me janejaa’n qki… Mujhe tum kam samjhati thi, ab tumhe main kam samjhata hu…