Khak Mein Milna Tha Aakhir Be-Nishan Hona Hi Tha

ḳhaak men milna tha aḳhir be-nishan hona hi tha

jalne vaale ke muqaddar men dhuan hona hi tha

ham na kahte the ki diide phuuT jaenge tire

raat din rone se ankhon ka ziyan hona hi tha

harf-e-sakit ban gaya taqti.a se ḳharij hua

is ghazal ki bazm se mujh ko nihan hona hi tha

kya hua jo bhuul baiThe hain sabhi qaari mujhe

ik na ik din mujh ko bhuli dastan hona hi tha

dhaar par chalna tha mujh ko kudna tha aag men

zindagi men ek din ye imtihan hona hi tha

rui ban kar uḌ gae parbat zamin hai zer-e-ab

ye karishma bhi to zer-e-asman hona hi tha

sabr kar ‘hasrat’ na ro ujḌe chaman ko dekh kar

didani manzar ko ankhon se nihan hona hi tha

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