Maqtal Mein Chamakti Hui Talwar the Hum Log

maqtal meñ chamaktī huī talvār the ham log

jaañ nazr-guzārī pe bhī tayyār the ham log

ham ahl-e-sharaf log the is shahr meñ lekin

rusvā bhī sar-e-kūcha-o-bāzār the ham log

kaam aate na the ham ko bas ik kār-e-junūñ ke

duniyā kī nigāhoñ meñ to bekār the ham log

is nisbat-e-haq meñ ye sharaf kam to nahīñ hai

zindīq bhī kāfir bhī gunahgār the ham log

us ko bhī to kuchh husn ne maġhrūr kiyā thā

kuchh apnī anā meñ bhī giraftār the ham log

kuchh yādoñ ne us kī hameñ nāshād kiyā hai

kuchh apnī tabī.at se bhī bezār the ham log

ab tū ne bhī apnāne se inkār kiyā hai

a vahshat-e-shab tere azā-dār the ham log

a ‘shāhid’-e-ḳhush-baḳht ‘yagānā’ se ye kah do

kahte haiñ ki ‘ġhālib’ ke taraf-dār the ham log

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