Pompiye

pompiye dafn tha sadiyon se jahan

ek tahzib thi poshida vahan

shahr khoda to tavarikh ke tukde nikle

Dheron pathrae hue vaqt ke safhon ko ulat kar dekha

ek bhuli hui tahzib ke purze se bichhe the har-su

munjamid laave men akde hue insanon ke guchchhe the vahan

aag aur laave se ghabra ke jo lipte hon ge

vahi matke, vahi hanDi, vahi tuute piyale

hont tuute hue, latki hui mitti ki zabanen har-su

bhuuk us vaqt bhi thii, pyaas bhi thii, pet bhi tha

hukmaranon ke mahal, un ki fasilen, sikke

raij-ul-vaqt jo hathiyar the aur un ke daste

bediyan pattharon kii, ahani, pairon ke kade

aur ghulamon ko jahan bandh ke rakhte the

vo pinjre bhi bahut se nikle

ek tahzib yahan dafn hai aur us ke qarib

ek tahzib ravan hai,

jo mire vaqt ki hai

hukmaran bhi hain, mahal bhi hain, faslen bhi hain

jel-khane bhi hain aur gas ke chamber bhi hain

hiroshima pe kitaben bhi saja rakkhi hain

bediyan ahani hathkadiyan bhi steel ki hain

aur ghulamon ko bhi azadi hai, bandha nahin jaata

meri tahzib ne ab kitni taraqqi ki hai

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