Hain Waqt Ke Mahkum to Bahkenge Qadam Aur

haiñ vaqt ke mahkūm to bahkeñge qadam aur

badle hue hālāt meñ kho jā.eñge ham aur

afsāna-e-andoh meñ yaksāñ hai har ik shaḳhs

is daur-e-pur-āshob meñ tum aur na ham aur

le jaate haiñ but-ḳhāne se dil apnā jalā kar

rakh leñge na.ī sham.a sar-e-tāq-e-haram aur

har shaḳhs thā ḳhāmosh mire ba.ad azal meñ

pūchhā jo gayā hai koī shā.ista-e-ġham aur

sāñche meñ masarrat ke Dhalā hai ġham-e-ulfat

ai gardish-e-āfāq mujhe de koī ġham aur

avval to bichhaḌte hī chale jaate haiñ sāthī

paḌtā hai burā vaqt to ho jaate haiñ kam aur

hālāt muāfiq nazar aate nahīñ ‘qaisar’

haiñ tarkash-e-ayyām meñ kuchh tīr-e-sitam aur

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