Kabhi Sukun to Kabhi Iztirab Bhi Jhela

kabhī sukūñ to kabhī iztirāb bhī jhelā

khulī jo aañkh to anjām-e-ḳhvāb bhī jhelā

qadam qadam pe purāne sabaq bhī yaad aa.e

qadam qadam pe badaltā nisāb bhī jhelā

bayāz-e-dil ke sunahre hurūf bhī chūme

kitāb-e-jāñ pe likhā intisāb bhī jhelā

hamārā haq bhī musallam thā qatre qatre par

hamīñ ne tishna-labī kā azaab bhī jhelā

kabhī jo ā.īna-ḳhāne kī sair ko nikle

to ek manzar-e-ḳhud ehtisāb bhī jhelā

chale to saare zamāne ko saath le ke chale

ruke to ālam-e-ḳhud-ijtināb bhī jhelā

na jaane kis kī rahī justujū ‘ziyā’ ham ko

ki ham ne ik dil-e-ḳhāna-ḳharāb bhī jhelā

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