• 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
  • Ab Woh Ghar Tak Viraana Tha Bas Viraana Zinda Tha,
    Sab Aankhen Damm Tod Chuki Thi Aur Main Tanha Zinda Tha;

    Saari Gali Sunsaan Padi Thi Baad-E-Fana Ke Pehre Mein,
    Hijr Ke Dalaan Aur Aangan Mein Bas Ik Saaya Zinda Tha;

    Woh Dopeher Apni Rukhsat Ki Aisa Waisa Dhoka Thi,
    Apne Andar Apni Laash Uthaaye Main Jhootha Zinda Tha;

    Thi Woh Ghar Raatein Bhi Kahani Vaade Aur Phir Din Ginna,
    Aana Tha Jaane Wale Ko Jaane Wala Zinda Tha;

    Dastak Dene Wale Bhi The Dastak Sunne Wale Bhi,
    Tha Abaad Mohalla Sara Har Darwaza Zinda Tha;

    Peele Patton Ko Seh-Pehr Ki Vehshat Pursa Deti Thi,
    Aangan Mein Ik Aundhe Ghade Par Bas Ik Kava Zinda Tha!
    ~ Jon Elia
  • Zara Si Der Ko Aaye The Khwab Aankhon Mein,
    Phir Us Ke Baad Musalsal Azaab Aankhon Mein;

    Wo Jis Ke Naam Kee Nisbat Se Roshani Tha Wujood,
    Khattak Raha Hai Wohi Aaftaab Aankhon Mein;

    Jinhen Mata-E-Dil-O-Jaan Samajh Rahe The Hum,
    Wo Aaine Bhi Hue Behijab Aankhon Mein;

    Ajab Tarah Ka Hai Mausam Kee Khak Udti Hai,
    Wo Din Bhi The Ki Khile The Gulab Aankhon Mein;

    Mere Ghazal Teri Wahshaton Kee Khair, Ke Hai,
    Bahut Dinon Se Bahut Iztarab Aankhon Mein;

    Na Jane Kaisi Qayamat Ka Peshkhema Hai,
    Ye Uljhanein Teri Be-Intasaab Aankhon Mein!
    ~ Iftikhar Arif
  • Aye Dost Teri Aankh Jo Nam Hai To Mujhe Kya,
    Main Khoob Hansunga Tujhe Gham Hai To Mujhe Kya;

    Kya Main Ne Kaha Tha Ki Zamane Se Bhala Kar,
    Ab Tu Bhi Sazavar-e-Sitam Hai To Mujhe Kya;

    Haan Le Le Kasam Gar Mujhe Qatra Bhi Mila Ho,
    Tu Shaaki-e-Arbaab-e-Karam Hai To Mujhe Kya;

    Jis Dar Se Nidamat Ke Siva Kuch Nahi Milta,
    Us Dar Pe Tera Sar Bhi Jo Khham Hai To Mujhe Kya;

    Maine To Pukara Hai Mohabbat Ke Ufaq Se,
    Raaste Mein Tere Sang-e-Haram Hai To Mujhe Kya;

    Bhoola To Na Hoga Tujhe Suqraat Ka Anjaam,
    Haathon Mein Tere Saaghar-e-Sam Hai To Mujhe Kya;

    Patthar Na Paden Gar Sar-e-Bazaar To Kehna,
    Tu Motarif-e-Husn-e-Sanam Hai To Mujhe Kya;

    Main Sarmad-o-Mansoor Bana Hun Teri Khaatir,
    Yeh Bhi Teri Umeed Se Kam Hai To Mujhe Kya!
    ~ Qateel Shifai
  • Ik Aaalam-E-Hijraan Hi Ab Hum Ko Pasand Aaya,
    Yeh Khaana-E-Viraaan Hi Ab Hum Ko Pasand Aaya;

    Benaaam-O-Nishaan Rehna Ghurbat Ke Ilaaqe Main,
    Yeh Sheher Bhi Dilkash Tha Tab Hum Ko Pasand Aaya;

    Tha Laal Hua Manzar Sooraj Ke Nikalne Se,
    Woh Waqt Tha Woh Chehra Jab Hum Ko Pasand Aaya;

    Hai Qataa-E-Talluq Se Dil Khush To Bahut Apna,
    Ik Hadh Hi Banaa Lena Kab Hum Ko Pasand Aaya;

    Aana Woh 'Munir' Us Ka Be-Khauf-O-Khatar Hum Tak,
    Yeh Turfaa Tamaasha Bhi Shab Hum Ko Pasand Aaya!
    ~ Munir Niazi
  • Hans Ke Farmaate Hain Wo Dekh Kar Halat Meri,
    Kyon Tum Aasaan Samajhate The Mohabbat Meri;

    Baad Marane Ke Bhi Chhodi Na Rafaaqat Meri,
    Meri Turbat Se Lagi Baithi Hai Hasrat Meri;

    Maine Aagosh-e-Tasavur Mein Bhi Khencha To Kaha,
    Pis Gayi Pis Gayi Bedard Nazakat Meri;

    Aaina Subah-e-Shab-e-Vasl Jo Dekha To Kaha,
    Dekh Zaalim Ye Thi Shaam Ko Soorat Meri;

    Yaar Pehalu Mein Hai Tanhayi Hai Keh Do Nikle,
    Aaj Kyon Dil Mein Chhupi Baithi Hai Hasrat Meri;

    Husn Aur Ishq Hum Aagosh Nazar Aa Jaate,
    Teri Tasveer Mein Khinch Jaati Jo Hairat Meri;

    Kis Dhitaayi Se Vo Dil Chheen Ke Kehte Hain 'Ameer',
    Vo Mera Ghar Hai Rahe Jis Mein Mohabbat Meri!
    ~ Ameer Minai
  • Dushman Kee Dosti Hai Ab Ahale Vatan Ke Saath,
    Hai Ab Khijaan Chaman Mein Naye Pairahan Ke Saath;

    Sar Par Hawaye Zulm Chale Sau Yatan Ke Saath,
    Apni Kulaah Kaj Hai Usi Baankpan Ke Saath;

    Kisne Kaha Ki Toot Geya Khanzare Phirang,
    Seene Pe Zakhme Nau Bhi Hai Daage Kuhan Ke Saath;

    Jhonke Jo Lag Rahe Hain Naseeme Bahaar Ke,
    Jumbish Mein Hai Kafas Bhi Aseere Chaman Ke Saath;

    Majrooh Kaafale Ki Mere Daastaan Ye Hai,
    Rehbar Ne Mil Ke Loot Liya Raahajan Ke Saath!
    ~ Majrooh Sultanpuri
  • Meri Saari Zindagi Ko Be'samar Iss Ne Kiya;
    Umar Meri Thi Magar,Isko Basar Iss Ne Kiya;

    Main Bahut Kamzor Tha Iss Mulq Mein Hijrat Ke Baad;
    Par Mujhe Iss Mulq Mein Kamzor'tar Iss Ne Kiya;

    Rehbar Mera Bana Gumraah Karne Ke Liye;
    Mujhko Seedhe Raaste Se Darbadar Iss Ne Kiya;

    Shehar Mein Woh Moatbir Meri Gawahi Se Hua;
    Phir Mujhe Iss Shehar Mein Na'moatbir Iss Ne Kiya;

    Shehar Ko Barbaad Kar Ke Rakh Diya Iss Ne 'Munir';
    Shehar Per Yeh Zulm Mere Naam Par Iss Ne Kiya!
    ~ Munir Niazi
  • Ye Aarzoo Thi Tujhe Gul Ke Rubaru Karte,
    Hum Aur Bulbul-e-Betaab Guftagu Karte;

    Payaam Bar Na Mayassar Hua To Khoob Hua,
    Zubaan-e-Gair Se Kya Shar Kee Aarzoo Karte;

    Meri Tarah Se Maah-o-Mahar Bhi Hain Aawara,
    Kisi Habeeb Ko Ye Bhi Hain Justaju Karte;

    Jo Dekhte Teri Zanjeer-e-Zulf Ka Aalam,
    Aseer Hone Ke Aazaad Aarzoo Karte;

    Na Puch Aalam-e-Bargashta Tali-e-"Aatish",
    Barasati Aag Mein Jo Baaraan Kee Aarzoo Karte!
    ~ Atish