“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…

“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

 

“Aawaz-E-Adam…”  

 

Dabegi kab talak aawaz-e-adam hum bhi dekhenge

Rukenge kab talak jazbaat-e-barham hum bhi dekhenge

Chalo yunhi sahi ye jaur-e-paiham hum bhi dekhenge

Dar-e-zindan se dekhen ya uruj-e-dar se dekhen

Tumhein ruswa sar-e-bazar-e-alam hum bhi dekhenge

Zara dam lo maal-e-shaukat-e-jam hum bhi dekhenge

Ye zoam-e-quwwat-e-faulad-o-ahan dekh lo tum bhi

Ba-faiz-e-jazba-e-iman-e-mohkam hum bhi dekhenge

Jabin-e-kaj-kulahi khak par kham hum bhi dekhenge

Mukafat-e-amal tarikh-e-insan ki riwayat hai

Karoge kab talak nawak faraham hum bhi dekhenge

Kahan tak hai tumhaare zulm mein dam hum bhi dekhenge

Ye hangam-e-wida-e-shab hai ai zulmat ke farzando

Sahar ke dosh par gulnar parcham hum bhi dekhenge

Tumhein bhi dekhna hoga ye aalam hum bhi dekhenge

“Main Pal-do-Pal ka shayar hu…”  

 

Main pal do pal ka shaer hun pal do pal meri kahani hai

Pal do pal meri hasti hai pal do pal meri jawani hai

Mujh se pahle kitne shaer aae aur aa kar chale gae

Kuchh aahen bhar kar laut gae kuchh naghme ga kar chale gae

Wo bhi ek pal ka qissa the mein bhi ek pal ka qissa hun

Kal tum se juda ho jaunga go aaj tumhaara hissa hun

Pal do pal mein kuchh kah paya itni hi saadat kafi hai

Pal do pal tum ne mujh ko suna itni hi inayat kafi hai

Kal aur aaenge naghmon ki khilti kaliyan chunne wale

Mujh se behtar kahne wale tum se behtar sunne wale

Har nasl ek fasl hai dharti ki aaj ugti hai kal katti hai

Jiwan wo mahngi mudra hai jo qatra qatra batti hai

Sagar se ubhri lahar hun main sagar mein phir kho jaunga

Mitti ki ruh ka sapna hun mitti mein phir so jaunga

Kal koi mujh ko yaad kare kyun koi mujh ko yaad kare

Masruf zamana mere liye kyun waqt apna barbaad kare

“Mujhe Sochne De…”

Meri nakaam mohabbat ki kahani mat chhed

Apni mayus umangon ka fasana na suna

Zindagi talkh sahi zahr sahi sam hi sahi

Dard o aazar sahi jabr sahi gham hi sahi

Lekin is dard-o-gham o jabr ki wusat ko to dekh

Zulm ki chhanw mein dam todti khilqat ko to dekh

Apni mayus umangon ka fasana na suna

Meri nakaam mohabbat ki kahani mat chhed

Jalsa-gahon mein ye dahshat-zada sahme amboh

Rahguzaron pe falakat-zada logon ke giroh

Bhuk aur pyas se pazh-murda siyah-fam zamin

Tira-o-tar makan muflis o bimar makin

Nau-e-insan mein ye sarmaya o mehnat ka tazad

Amn o tahzib ke parcham tale qaumon ka fasad

Har taraf aatish o aahan ka ye sailab-e-azim

Nit-nae tarz pe hoti hui duniya taqsim

Lahlahate hue kheton pe jawani ka saman

Aur dahqan ke chhappar mein na batti na dhuan

Ye falak-bos milen dilkash o simin bazar

Ye ghalazat pe jhapatte hue bhuke nadar

Dur sahil pe wo shaffaf makanon ki qatar

Sarsaraate hue pardon mein simatte gulzar

Dar-o-diwar pe anwar ka sailab-e-rawan

Jaise ek shaer-e-madhosh ke khwabon ka jahan

Ye sabhi kyun hai ye kya hai mujhe kuchh sochne de

Kaun insan ka khuda hai mujhe kuchh sochne de

Apni mayus umangon ka fasana na suna

Meri nakaam mohabbat ki kahani mat chhed