aaKHiri gaDi Guzarne Ki Sada Bhi Aa Gai

āḳhirī gaaḌī guzarne kī sadā bhī aa ga.ī

so raho be-ḳhvāb āñkho! raat aadhī aa ga.ī

zindagī se siikh liiñ ham ne bhī duniyā-dāriyāñ

rafta rafta tum meñ bhī mauqa.a-parastī aa ga.ī

sāda-lauhī den jo qasbe kī thī ruḳhsat huī

shahr aanā thā ki is meñ hoshiyārī aa ga.ī

ham mile the jaane kyā āfat-zada rūheñ liye

guftugū auroñ kī thī aapas meñ talḳhī aa ga.ī

apne hī gaañv kī sarhad par pahuñch kar aaj ham

pūchhte haiñ ham-safar! ye kaun bastī aa ga.ī

ab na zauq-e-rah-navardī hai na lutf-e-māñdgī

aisā lagtā hai ki manzil par savārī aa ga.ī

tark kyuuñ karte nahīñ ho kārobār-e-ārzū

‘ḳhānqāhī’ ab to bāloñ meñ safedī aa ga.ī

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