baKHt Ko Roya Kiye Aur Aashiyan Dekha Kiye

baḳht ko royā kiye aur āshiyāñ dekhā kiye

bijliyāñ girtī rahīñ ham be-zabāñ dekhā kiye

iltifāt-e-yār shakl-e-dushmanāñ dekhā kiye

raat bhar mahfil meñ sū-e-asmāñ dekhā kiye

kar diyā sayyād ne qaid-e-qafas to kyā huā

ham asīrī meñ bhī ḳhvāb-e-gulsitāñ dekhā kiye

patte patte se ḳhizāñ ne khīñch lī jān-e-bahār

gulsitāñ luTtā rahā aur bāġhbāñ dekhā kiye

ġhair us kī bazm meñ aate rahe jaate rahe

ham baḌī hasrat se rū-e-pāsbāñ dekhā kiye

rafta-rafta jaan bhī nazr-e-alam karnī paḌī

har masarrat jab nasīb-e-dushmanāñ dekhā kiye

miTne vāloñ ke liye asbāb kī hājat nahīñ

kyā kaheñ ham kyoñ kisī kā āstāñ dekhā kiye

baḳht ne kab ek hālat par hameñ rahne diyā

umr bhar ham inqilābāt-e-jahāñ dekhā kiye

un kī āñkhoñ un ke dil ko āfrīñ sad-āfrīñ

dost ban kar jo mirī barbādiyāñ dekhā kiye

vaj.h kuchh ho ham ne jab se aañkh kholī hai ‘munīr’

roz-o-shab barbādī-e-hindostāñ dekhā kiye

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