Dil to Phulon Se Ba-Tahrik-E-Gham-E-Dil Bandha

dil to phūloñ se ba-tahrīk-e-ġham-e-dil bāñdhā

ham ne gulshan se magar ḳhud ko ba-mushkil bāñdhā

vaqt-o-hālāt ne māhaul ajab mil bāñdhā

qatl-gāhoñ ne samāñ sūrat-e-mahfil bāñdhā

bāñdhte kyā the ta.alluq ke ye rishte ham ko

jabr-e-fitrat hai ki be-tauq-o-salāsil bāñdhā

kaun pahuñchā hai sar-e-manzil-e-hastī ab tak

jo jahāñ rah gayā thak kar use manzil bāñdhā

tum se rokā na gayā haath kisī qātil kā

jab bhī bāñdhā hai faqat bāzū-e-bismil bāñdhā

āzmānā thā mere zauq-e-nazar ko shāyad

har jagah us ne nayā parda-e-hā.il bāñdhā

ham ne jab se tirī rāhoñ meñ qadam rakhā hai

kisī manzil kā tasavvur bhī ba-mushkil bāñdhā

ġhair agar sāzisheñ karte to koī baat bhī thī

morcha apnoñ ne apnoñ ke muqābil bāñdhā

qadam-e-qāfila-e-umr haiñ sāñseñ kyā haiñ

be-irāda bhī milā har koī mahmil bāñdhā

ḳhūn-e-maqtūl meñ kyā shān-e-ravādārī thī

chashm-e-insāf ne qātil ko na qātil bāñdhā

zindagī ‘shauq’ hamārī bhī ajab guzrī hai

dil uThāyā na zamāne se kabhī dil bāñdhā

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