• Pani Aankh Mein Bhar Kar:

    Pani Aankh Mein Bhar Kar Laya Ja Sakta Hai,
    Ab Bhi Jalta Shehar Bachaya Ja Sakta Hai;

    Ek Mohabbat Aur Woh Bhi Nakam Mohabbat,
    Lekin Iss Se Kaam Chalaya Ja Sakta Hai;

    Dil Par Paani Peene Aati Hain Umeedein,
    Iss Chashme Mein Zeher Milaya Ja Sakta Hai;

    Mujh Gumnaam Se Puchte Hain Farhaad-o-Majnoon,
    Ishq Mein Kitna Naam Kamaya Ja Sakta Hai;

    Yeh Mehtab Yeh Raat Kee Peshani Ka Ghav,
    Aisa Zakham To Dil Par Khaya Ja Sakta Hai;

    Phata Purana Khwaab Hai Mera Phir Bhi Tabish,
    Iss Mein Apna Aap Chupaya Ja Sakta Hai!
  • Aadmi Aadmi Se:

    Aadmi Aadmi Se Milta Hai,
    Dil Magar Kam Kisi Se Milta Hai;

    Rooh Ko Bhi Maza Mohabbat Ka,
    Dil Ki Hum-Saegi Se Milta Hai;

    Aaj Kya Baat Hai Ki Phulon Ka,
    Bhool Jata Hun Main Sitam Uske;

    Hosh Jab Be-Khudi Se Milta Hai,
    Karobar-e-Jahan Sanwarte Hain;

    Mil Ke Bhi Jo Kabhi Nahi Milta,
    Rang Teri Hansi Se Milta Hai;

    Teri Khush-Qamati Se Milta Hai,
    Toot Kar Dil Usi Se Milta Hai;

    Silsila Fitna-e-Qayamat Ka,
    Woh Kuchh Is Sadgi Se Milta Hai!
    ~ Jigar Moradabadi
  • Baat Karni Mushkil:

    Baat Karni Mushkil Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi,
    Jaisi Ab Hai Teri Mehfil Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi;

    Le Geya Cheen Ke Kaun Aaj Tera Sabr-o-Qarar,
    Be-Qarari Tujhe Ai Dil Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi;

    Teri Aankhon Mein Khudaa Jane Kya-Kya Jaadu,
    Ki Tabiyat Meri Mayal Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi;

    Kya Sbab Tu Jo Bigarta Hai 'Zafar' Se Har Baar,
    Kho Teri Hoor Shamil Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi!
    ~ Zafar Iqbal
  • Main To Jhonka Hun:

    Main To Jhonka Hun Hawa Ka Uda Le Jaunga,
    Jaagti Rehna Tujhe Tujhse Chura Le Jaunga;

    Ho Ke Kadmon Pe Nicchawar Phool Ne But Se Kaha,
    Khak Mein Mil Ke Bhi Mein Khushboo Bacha Le Jaunga;

    Kaun Si Shay Mujhko Pahunchayegi Tere Shehar Tak,
    Yeh Pata To Tab Chalega Jab Pata Le Jaunga;

    Koshishein Mujhko Mitaane Ki Bhale Ho Kamyaab,
    Mit-te Mit-te Bhi Main Mitne Ka Maza Le Jaunga;

    Shoharatein Jinki Wajah Se Dost Dushman Ho Gaye,
    Sab Yeh Reh Jaayengi Main Saath Kya Le Jaunga!
    ~ Kumar Vishwas
  • Dil Mein Na Ho Jurrat:

    Dil Mein Na Ho Jurrat To Mohabbat Nahi Milti,
    Khairat Mein Itni Badi Daulat Nahi Milti;

    Kuchh Log Yun Hi Shehar Mein Hum Se Bhi Khafa Hain,
    Har Ek Se Apni Bhi Tabiyat Nahi Milti;

    Dekha Tha Jise Maine Koi Aur Tha Shaayad,
    Woh Kaun Hai Jis Se Teri Surat Nahi Milti;

    Hanste Hue Chehron Se Hai Baazaar Ki Zinat,
    Rone Ko Yahan Vaise Bhi Fursat Nahi Milti!
    ~ Nida Fazli
  • Yeh Na Thi Hamari Qismat:

    Yeh Na Thi Hamari Qismat, Ki Visaal-e-Yaar Hota,
    Agar Aur Jeete Rehte, Yahi Intezaar Hota;

    Koi Mere Dil Se Puche, Tere Teer-e-Nimkash Ko,
    Yeh Khalish Kahan Se Hoti, Jo Jigar Ke Paar Hota;

    Yeh Kahan Ki Dosti Hai, Ki Bane Hain Dost Naaseh,
    Koi Chhaar-Saaz Hota, Koi Gham Gusaar Hota;

    Kahu Kis Se Main, Ki Kya Hai Shab-e-Gham Buri Bala Hai,
    Mujhe Kya Bura Tha Marna, Agar Ek Baar Hota;

    Yeh Masaail-e-Tasavuff, Yeh Tere Bayaan 'Ghalib',
    Tujhe Hum Wali Samjhte, Jo Na Badaa-Khaar Hota!
    ~ Mirza Ghalib
  • Wafa Ke Baab Mein:

    Wafa Ke Baab Mein Ilzaam-e-Aashiqui Na Liya,
    Ki Teri Baat Ki Aur Tera Naam Bhi Na Liya;

    Khushaa Wo Log Ki Mehroom-e-Iltefaat Rahe,
    Tere Karam Ko Ba-Andaaz-e-Saadgi Na Liya;

    Tumhare Baad Kayi Haath Dil Ke Simat Barhe,
    Hazaar Shukar Girebaan Ko Hum Ne Si Na Liya;

    Tamaam Masti-o-Tishnaa-Labi Ke Hungame,
    Kisi Ne Sang Uthaya, Kisi Ne Meena Liya;

    'Faraz' Zulm Hai Itni Khud Aitmaadi Bhi;
    Ki Raat Bhi Thi Andheri, Charaagh Bhi Na Liya!
    ~ Ahmad Faraz
  • Aap Jin Ke Qarib:

    Aap Jin Ke Qarib Hote Hain,
    Vo Baḍe Ḳhush-Nasib Hote Hain;

    Jab Tabiyat Kisi Par Aati Hai,
    Maut Ke Din Qarib Hote Hain;

    Mujh Se Milna Phir Aap Ka Milna,
    Aap Kis Ko Nasib Hote Hain;

    Zulm Seh Kar Jo Uff Nahi Karte,
    Un Ke Dil Bhi Ajeeb Hote Hain;

    Ishq Mein Aur Kuch Nahi Milta,
    Saikḍon Gham Naseeb Hote Hain;

    Nunh Ki Kadar Koi Kya Jaane,
    Kahin Aise Adeeb Hote Hain!
    ~ Pankaj Udhas
  • Parakhna Mat Parakhne Mein:

    Parakhna Mat Parakhne Mein Koi Apna Nahi Rehta,
    Kisi Bhi Aaine Mein Der Tak Chehra Nahi Rehta;

    Bade Logon Se Milne Mein Hamesha Faansla Rakhna,
    Jahan Dariya Samandar Mein Mile Dariya Nahi Rehta;

    Hazaaron Sher Mere So Gaye Kaghaz Ki Qabron Mein,
    Ajab Maa Hun Koi Bachha Mera Zinda Nahi Rehta;

    Tumhara Shehar Toh Bilkul Naye Andaaz Wala Hai,
    Hamare Shehar Mein Bhi Koi Hum Sa Nahi Rehta;

    Mohabbat Ek Khushbu Hai Hamesha Saath Chalti Hai,
    Koi Insaan Tanhayi Mein Bhi Tanha Nahi Rehta;

    Koi Baadal Hare Mausam Ka Phir Elaan Karta Hai,
    Khiza Ke Baag Mein Jab Ek Bhi Patta Nahi Rehta!
    ~ Bashir Badr
  • Sari Basti Me Ye Jadoo:

    Sari Basti Mein Ye Jadoo Nazar Aaye Mujhko,
    Jo Daricha Bhi Khule Tu Nazar Aaye Mujhko;

    Sadiyon Ka Rat Jaga Meri Raaton Mein Aa Geya,
    Mein Ek Haseen Shakhs Ki Baaton Mein Aa Geya;

    Jab Tassavur Mera Chupke Se Tujhe Chu Aaye,
    Der Tak Apne Badan Se Teri Khushboo Aaye;

    Gustaakh Hawaaon Ki Shikaayat Na Kiya Kar,
    Udd Jaaye Dupatta Toh Khanak Odh Liya Kar;

    Tum Pucho Aur Main Na Bataun Aise Toh Halaat Nahi,
    Ek Zara Sa Dil Toota Hai Aur Toh Koi Baat Nahi;

    Raat Ke Sannate Mein Humne Kya-Kya Dhokhe Khaaye Hain,
    Apna Hi Dil Jab Dhadka Toh Hum Samjhe Wo Aaye Hain!
    ~ Qateel Shifai