• Tamanaaon Main Uljhaaya Geya Hoon,
    Khilone De Ke Behlaaya Geya Hoon;

    Hoon Iss Kuuche Ke Har Zaray Se Waqif,
    Idhar Se Mudatton Aaya Geya Hoon;

    Nahin Uthte Qadam Kyun Jaanib-E-Dair,
    Kisi Masjid Main Behkaaya Geya Hoon;

    Dil-E-Muztar Se Pooch Ae Raunak-E-Bazm,
    Main Khud Aaya Nahin Laaya Geya Hoon;

    Savera Hai Bohat Ae Shor-E-Mehshar,
    Abhi Bekaar Uthvaaya Geya Hoon;

    Sataya Aa Ke Pehron Aarzuu Ne,
    Jo Dum Bhar Aap Main Paaya Geya Hoon;

    Kuja Main Aur Kuja Ae Shad Duniya,
    Kahan Se Kis Jagah Laaya Geya Hoon!
    ~ Shad Azeembadi
  • Apni Tanhayi Mere Naam Pe Abaad Kare,
    Kaun Ho Ga Jo Mujhe Uss Ki Tarah Yaad Kare,

    Dil Ajab Sheher Ke Jis Pr Bhi Khula Dar Us Ka,
    Woh Musaafir Isse Har Samt Se Barbaad Kare,

    Apne Qaatil Ki Zehaanat Se Pareshaan Hoon Main,
    Roz Ik Maut Naye Tarzz Ki Ijaad Kare,

    Itna Hairaan Ho Meri Be-Talabbi Ke Aagey,
    Waa Qaffass Main Koi Dar Khud Mera Sayaad Kare,

    Salb-E-Binaayi Ke Ehkaam Mile Hain Jo Kabhi,
    Roshni Chhuune Ki Khawhish Koi Shab-Zaad Kare,

    Soch Rakhnaa Bhi Jaraayem Main Hai Shaamil Ab To,
    Wohi Maasoom Hai Har Baat Pe Jo Saad Kare,

    Jab Lahuu Bol Parre Us Ke Gavaahon Ke Khilaaf,
    Qaazi-E-Sheher Kuch Is Baab Main Irshaad Kare,

    Uss Ki Muthi Main Bohat Roz Raha Mera Wajood,
    Mere Saahir Se Kaho Ab Mujhe Aazaad Kare!
    ~ Parveen Shakir
  • Hum Musaafir Yun Hi Masroof-E-Safar Jaayen Ge,
    Be-Nishaan Ho Gaye Jab Shehar To Ghar Jaayen Ge;

    Kis Kadar Hoga Yahan Mehr-O-Wafa Ka Maatam,
    Hum Teri Yaad Se Jis Roz Utar Jaayen Ge;

    Jauhri Band Kiye Jaate Hain Bazaar-E-Sukhan,
    Hum Kise Bechne Almaas-O-Gauhar Jayen Ge;

    Nemat-E-Zeest Ka Yeh Karz Chukega Kaise,
    Laakh Ghabra Ke Yeh Kehte Hain Rahen Mar Jaayen Ge;

    Shayad Apna Bhi Koi Bait Hudi-Khvan Ban Kar,
    Saath Jaaye Ga Mere Yaar Jidhar Jaayen Ge;

    Faiz Aate Hain Rah-E-Ishq Main Jo Sakht Maqaam,
    Aane Walon Se Kaho Hum To Guzar Jaayen Ge!
    ~ Faiz Ahmad Faiz
  • Na Ho Yaa Rabb Aisi Tabiyat Kisi Kee,
    Ki Hans Hans Ke Dekhe Museebat Kisi Kee;

    Jafaa Un Se Mujh Se Wafa Kaise Chhute,
    Ye Sach Hai Nahi Chhutati Aadat Kisi Kee;

    Achhoota Jo Gham Ho To Is Mein Bhi Khush Hun,
    Nahi Mujh Ko Manzoor Shirkat Kisi Kee;

    Haseeno Kee Dono Adayein Hain Dil-Bar,
    Kisi Kee Haya To Shararat Kisi Kee;

    Mujhe Gum-Shuda Dil Ka Gham Hai To Ye Hai,
    Ke Is Mein Bhari Thi Mohabbat Kisi Kee;

    Bahut Roye Hum Yaad Mein Apne Dil Kee,
    Jahan Dekhi Nanhi Si Turbat Kisi Kee!
    ~ Afsar Allahabadi
  • Mujhse Milne Ke Wo

    Mujhse Milne Ke Wo Karta Thaa Bahane Kitne,
    Ab Guzarega Mere Saath Zamaane Kitne;

    Main Gira Tha To Bahut Log Ruke The Lekin,
    Sochta Hun Mujhe Aaye The Uthane Kitne;

    Jis Tarah Maine Tujhe Apna Bana Rakha Hai,
    Sochte Honge Yahi Baat Na Jaane Kitne;

    Tum Naya Zakham Lagao Tumhein Is Se Kya Hai,
    Bharne Wale Hain Abhi Zakham Purane Kitne!
    ~ Seemab Akbarabadi
  • Jhonka Idhar Na Aaye Naseem-e-Bahaar Ka,
    Naazuk Bahut Hai Phool Charaag-e-Mazaar Ka;

    Phir Baithe-Baithe Vaad-e-Vasl Us Ne Kar Liya,
    Phir Uth Khada Hua Vahi Rog Intezaar Ka;

    Shaakhon Se Barg-e-Gul Nahi Jhadte Hain Baag Mein,
    Zevar Utaar Raha Hai Uroos-e-Bahaar Ka;

    Har Gul Se Laalazaar Mein Ye Puchta Hun Main,
    Tu Hi Pata Bata De Dil-e-Daagdaar Ka;

    Is Pyaar Se Fishaar Diya Gor-e-Tang Ne,
    Yaad Aa Geya Maza Mujhe Aagosh-e-Yaar Ka;

    Hilti Nahi Hawa Se Chaman Mein Ye Daaliyan,
    Munh Choomte Hain Phool Uroos-e-Bahaar Ka;

    Uthta Hai Naza Mein Vo Sarhane Se Ai 'Ameer',
    Mitta Hai Aasra Dil-e-Ummeedvaar Ka!
    ~ Ameer Minai
  • Koi Naata Na Mohabbat Ke Barabar Nikla,
    Toot Kar Chaha Jise Woh Sitamgar Nikla;

    Yun To Har Lehar Se Thi Apni Shanasayi Bahut,
    Samjha Sahil Jise Woh Gham Ka Samandar Nikla;

    Rooh Mein Jhaanka To Yeh Mehsoos Hua Mujh Ko,
    Itna Zarkhaiz Jo Lagta Tha Woh Banjar Nikla;

    Narmi Hathon Mein Na Garmi Saanson Mein Magar,
    Maine Chuu Kar Use Dekha To Woh Patthar Nikla!
  • Deedaar Ki Hawas Hai Na Shauq-E-Visaal Hai,
    Azaad Har Khayal Se Mast-E-Khayal Hai;

    Keh Do Yeh Kohkan Se Hi Marna Nahi Kamaal,
    Mar Mar Ke Hijr-E-Yaar Main Jeena Kamaal Hai;

    Fatva Diya Hai Mufti Abr-E-Bahaar Ne,
    Tauba Ka Khooon Baada-Kashon Ko Halaal Hai;

    Aankhen Bata Rahi Hain Jaage Ho Raat Ko,
    In Saaghron Mein Buu-E-Sharab-E-Visaal Hai;

    Barsaao Teer Mujh Pe Par Itna Jaan Lo,
    Pehlu Mein Dil Hai Dil Mein Tumhara Khayal Hai;

    Aankhen Lada Ke Un Se Hum Aafaat Mein Pad Gaye,
    Aankhon Ki Har Zubaan Pe Dil Ka Sawaal Hai;

    Bhutt Keh Diya Jo Maine To Ab Bolte Nahin,
    Itni Si Baat Ka Tumhe Itna Khayal Hai;

    Pucha Jo Unse Jaante Ho Tum Jaleel Ko,
    Bole Ke Haan Woh Shayer-E-Naazuk-Khayal Hai!
    ~ Jaleel Manikpuri
  • Khayaal-e-Yaar Mein Mujh Ko Yun Hi Madhosh Rehne Do,
    Na Pucho Raat Ka Qissa Mujhe Khamosh Rehne Do;

    Sunaya Vasl Ka Qissa To Mere Dost Yun Bole,
    Kahan Tum Kahan Us Kee Haseen Aghosh Rehne Do;

    Mujhe Maloom Hai Us Ne Mera Hona Nahin Lekin,
    Meri Umeed Mat Todo Mujhe Pur-Josh Rehne Do;

    Mohabbat Jurm Hai Mera Mujhe Iqraar Hai Iska,
    Wafaa Ilzaam Hai To Phir Mere Sar Dosh Rehne Do;

    Kitaab-e-Ishq Se Hum Par Yehi Raaz Khula Hai,
    Paaye Jo Jaam Ulfat Ka Usse Meh-Nosh Rehne Do!
  • Muddat Se Lapata Hai Khudaa Jaane Kya Hua,
    Phirta Tha Ek Shakhs Tumhein Puchta Huaa;

    Wo Zindgi Thi Aap The Ya Koi Khwab Tha,
    Jo Kuch Tha Ek Lamhe Ko Bas Samna Hua;

    Hum Ne Tere Bagair Bhi Jee Kar Dikha Diya,
    Ab Ye Sawal Kya Hai Ki Phir Dil Ka Kya Hua;

    So Bhi Wo Tu Na Dekh Saki Ai Hawa-e-Dahar,
    Seene Mein Ik Charag Rakha Tha Jala Hua;

    Duniya Ko Zid Numaish-e-Zakhm-e-Jigar Se Thi,
    Fariyad Maine Kee Na Zamana Khafa Hua;

    Har Anjuman Mein Dhyaan Usi Anjuman Ka Hai,
    Jagaa Ho Jaise Khwaab Koi Dekhta Hua;

    Ye Iztiraab-e-Shauq Hai 'Akhtar' Ki Gum-Rahi,
    Main Apne Kaafile Se Hun Koson Badha Hua!
    ~ Akhtar Saeed Khan
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