Dil Ko Afsos-E-Jawani Hai Jawani Ab Kahan

dil ko afsos-e-javani hai javani ab kahan

koi dam men chal basenge zindagani ab kahan

aap ulatre hain vo parda vo kahani ab kahan

ashiqon se guftugu hai lan-tarani ab kahan

jab hamare paas the un ko hamara paas tha

thi hamari qadr jab thi qadr-dani ab kahan

ai pari-paikar tira mere hi dam tak tha banav

surkh mubaf o libas-e-zaafrani ab kahan

bad-mizaji naujavani ne sikhai hai unhen

dushman-e-jan ho gae hain mehrbani ab kahan

yaar aa nikla tha ai dil phir vo kyuun aane laga

ho gaya ik ye bhi amr-e-na-gahani ab kahan

baad mere phir kisi ne bhi suni avaz-e-yar

thi mujhi tak lan-tarani lan-tarani ab kahan

baagh men nahren bhari hain phuul phal ka tha maza

band hain kunj-e-qafas men dana-pani ab kahan

teri aur apni haqiqat ja ke iisa se kahun

is qadar taqat bhala ai na-tavani ab kahan

shefta jab tak na the shohrat thi zabt-o-sabr ki

dard-e-tanhai ki taab ai yar-e-jani ab kahan

dil men taqat thi tadap lete the bismil ki tarah

jaan men halat nahin vo jan-fishani ab kahan

ghuur lete the jafa-karon ko jab maftun na the

ho gae chaurang khud changez-khani ab kahan

apni qudrat us ne dikhla di shab-e-mearaj men

ho chuki bas mehmani mehmani ab kahan

lahlahate the chaman maftun gulon par the bahar

lut gai bu-bas ai barg-e-khizani ab kahan

hal-e-dil kahvate the jab qasid aate jaate the

nama-e-shauq aur paigham-e-zabani ab kahan

dagh-e-dil us ne diya tha dil ko ham ne kho diya

ai ‘sharaf’ us be-muravvat ki nishani ab kahan

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