“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

“Teri Awaaz…”

Raat sunsan thi bojhal thin faza ki sansen

Ruh par chhae the be-nam ghamon ke sae

Dil ko ye zid thi ki tu aae tasalli dene

Meri koshish thi ki kambakht ko nind aa jae

Der tak aaankhon mein chubhti rahi taron ki chamak

Der tak zehn sulagta raha tanhai mein

Apne Thukrae hue dost ki pursish ke liye

To na aai magar us raat ki pahnai mein

Yun achanak teri aawaz kahin se aai

Jaise parbat ka jigar chir ke jharna phute

Ya zaminon ki mohabbat mein tadap kar nagah

Aasmanon se koi shokh sitara tute

Shahad sa ghul gaya talkhaba-e-tanhai mein

Rang sa phail gaya dil ke siyah-khane mein

Der tak yun teri mastana sadaen gaunjin

Jis tarah phul chatakne lagen virane mein

Tu bahut dur kisi anjuman-e-naz mein thi

Phir bhi mahsus kiya main ne ki tu aai hai

Aur naghmon mein chhupa kar mere khoe hue khwab

Meri ruthi hui nindon ko mana lai hai

Raat ki sath par ubhre tere chehre ke nuqush

Wahi chup-chap si aanhken wahi sada si nazar

Wahi Dhalka hua aanchal wahi raftar ka kham

Wahi rah rah ke lachakta hua nazuk paikar

Tu mere pas na thi phir bhi sahar hone tak

Tera har sans mere jism ko chhu kar guzra

Qatra qatra tere didar ki shabnam Tapki

Lamha lamha teri khushbu se moattar guzra

Ab yahi hai tujhe manzur to ai jaan-e-qarar

Main teri rah na dekhunga siyah raaton mein

Dhundh lengi meri tarsi hui nazren tujh ko

Naghma o sher ki umdi hui barsaton mein

Ab tera pyar sataega to meri hasti

Teri masti bhari aawaz mein Dhal jaegi

Aur ye ruh jo tere liye bechain si hai

Git ban kar tere honton pe machal jaegi

Tere naghmat tere husn ki thandak le kar

Mere tapte hue mahaul mein aa jaenge

Chand ghadiyon ke liye hun ki hamesha ke liye

Meri jagi hui raaton ko sula jaenge