Dar To Mujhe Kis Ka Hai Ki Main Kuchh Nahin Kahta

Dar to mujhe kis ka hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

par haal ye ifsha hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

tis not because of fear that from speaking I refrain

but as my state is known to all, so quiet I remain

naseh ye gila kya hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

tu kab miri sunta hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

O preacher you complain about my silent state today

whenever do you listen to me whatever I say

main bolun to chup hote hain ab aap jabhi tak

ye ranjish-e-beja hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

you stay silent only till I’ve started to express

unfounded is your anger then at my speechlessness

kuchh ghair se honton men kahe hai ye jo puchho

tu vuhin mukarta hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

she whispers to my rival and when I ask replies

“I did not talk to him at all” and blatantly denies

kab paas phatakne duun raqibon ko tumhare

par paas tumhara hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

would I ever let my foes get anywhere so near?

But since I have regard for you, I do not interfere

naseh ko jo chahun to abhi thiik bana duun

par khauf khuda ka hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

if I so wish, can easily now set the preacher right

it is the fear of God that keeps me in a silent plight

kya kya na kahe ghair ki gar baat na puchho

ye hausla mera hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

if I don’t ask about my foe, you rant and rave like how

it is my courage even then, I do not speak somehow

kya kahiye nasibon ko ki aghyar ka shikva

sun sun ke vo chupka hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

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mat puchh ki kis vaste chup lag gai zalim

bas kya kahun main kya hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

O tyrant do not ask the reason for my quiesence

what can I say what it is so I prefer silence

chupke se tire milne ka ghar valon men tere

is vaste charcha hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

talk of our secret tryst is rife, when in your family

tis for that reason reticent that I now choose to be

haan tang-dahani ka na karne ke liye baat

hai uzr par aisa hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

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ai charagaro qabil-e-darman nahin ye dard

varna mujhe sauda hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

incapable of remedy, O healer, is my pain

or do you think me mad that I do not complain

har vaqt hai dushnam har ik baat men taana

phir us pe bhi kahta hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

you abuse me all the time, with taunts and jibes or worse

even then you do complain that I do not converse

kuchh sun ke jo main chup huun to tum kahte ho bolo

samjho to ye thoda hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

when I’m silent at your words, you ask me to speak out

my quiet’s no small matter, you should not be in doubt

sunta nahin vo varna ye sargoshi-e-aghyar

kya mujh ko gavara hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

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‘momin’ ba-khuda sehr-bayani ka jabhi tak

har ek ko daava hai ki main kuchh nahin kahta

it’s true, Momin, that everyone claims magic in his speech

but only till the moment that my silence I don’t breach

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