Aap Ka Etibar Kaun Kare

aap ka e’tibar kaun kare

roz ka intizar kaun kare

who can depend on what you say?

who will wait each every day?

zikr-e-mehr-o-vafa to ham karte

par tumhen sharmsar kaun kare

for faith and kindness I would ask

but you would have been shamed that way

ho jo us chashm-e-mast se be-khud

phir use hoshiyar kaun kare

on those heady eyes who’s drunk

his drunkenness, who can allay?

tum to ho jaan ik zamane ki

jaan tum par nisar kaun kare

you are the life of all this world

for you, my life how can I lay?

afat-e-rozgar jab tum ho

shikva-e-rozgar kaun kare

you cause mischief in this world

who can complain of life then say

apni tasbih rahne de zahid

daana daana shumar kaun kare

let your rosary be o priest

bead by bead, who will assay?

hijr men zahr kha ke mar jaun

maut ka intizar kaun kare

On parting, poisoned I will die

for who would wait for death to slay?

aankh hai tark-e-zulf hai sayyad

dekhen dil ka shikar kaun kare

eyes are arrows, tresses snares

which will make my heart their prey?

vaada karte nahin ye kahte hain

tujh ko ummid-var kaun kare

she doesn’t promise, says to me

how, hopeful, can I let you stay?

‘dagh’ ki shakl dekh kar bole

aisi surat ko pyaar kaun kare

she saw my face and then remarked

who can love this face ? Do say

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