Nale Mere Jab Tak Mere Kaam Aate Rahenge

naale mire jab tak mire kaam aate raheñge

ai zauq-e-nazar vo lab-e-bām aate raheñge

ai zauq-e-talab tū jo salāmat hai to kyā ġham

lab tak mire ḳhud jaam pe jaam aate raheñge

dil zinda agar ho to phir ai ziist ke tālib

har gaam pe jiine ke payām aate raheñge

manzil kī tamannā hai to Thukrā ke nikal jā

sayyād liye dāna-o-dām aate raheñge

khā jaao na dhokā kahīñ manzil ke gumāñ par

raste meñ kuchh aise bhī maqām aate raheñge

‘aḳhtar’ agar ābād rahe gul-kada-e-dil!

phir is meñ to kuchh mast ḳhirām aate raheñge

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