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Rah-E-Farar

idhar se na jaao

idhar raah men ek budha khada hai

jo peshaniyon aur chehron

pe aisi bhabhut ek mal dega sab jhurriyan phat padengi

siyah, maar jaise, chamakte hue kaale balon

pe aisi sapidi umanD aaegi kuchh tadaruk nahin jis ka koi

koi rasta aur DhunDo

ki is pir-e-fartut ki tez nazron se bach kar

nikal jaaen aur is ki zad men na aaen kabhi ham

idhar se na jaao

idhar main ne ik shakhs ko jaate dekha hai aksar

javanon ko jo raah men rok leta hai un se

vahin baten karta hai mil kar

jo suqrat karta tha yunan ke manchalon se

yaqinan use ek din zahr piina padega

idhar se na jaao

idhar raushni hai

kahin aao chhup jaaen jakar tamam afaton se

mujhe ek tah-khana maalum hai khushnuma sa

jo shahan-e-dehli ne banvaya tha is gharaz se

ki abdaliyon, nadiri fauj ki dastaras se

bachen aur baithe rahen saare hangamon ki zad se hat kar

ye dar-asl miras hai aap ki meri sab ki

salatin-e-dehli se pahle kisi aur ne is ki buniyad rakkhi thi lekin

vo ab qabl-e-tarikh ki baat hai kaun jaane

idhar se na jaao

idhar shah-nadir nahin aaj koi bhi lekin

vahi qatl-e-am aaj bhi ho raha hai

ye miras hai aap ki meri sab ki

ye saughat bairuni hakim hamen de gae hain

chalo samne ke andhere men ghus kar

utar jaaen tah-khane ki khamushi men

ye sab khidkiyan band kar den

koi chikhne bain karne ki avaz ham tak na aae

koi khuun ki chhint daman pe aakar na baithe

kabhi tum ne ganja piya hai?

koi bhang ka shauq, koi jadi-buti khaai

na koken afyun kuchh bhi

kabhi koi nashsha nahin tum ne chakkha

na aghlam-e-amrd-parasti se rishta raha hai

koi tajraba bhi nahin zindagi kaa?

fasadat dekhe the taqsim ke vaqt tum ne

hava men uchhalte hue Danthalon ki tarah shir-khvaron ko dekha tha katte

aur pistan-burida javan ladkiyan tum ne dekhi thiin kya bain karte?

nahin ye to nashsha nahin tajraba bhi nahin aisa koi

ye ik saneha hai

faramosh-gari ka ehsan maano

ye sab kal ki baten hain, bosida baten

jinhen bhuul jaana behtar

faramosh-gari bhi

ik neamat-e-be-baha hai

idhar se na jaao

koi raah men rok lega

naya koi khatra naya masala koi jis ko

na socha na samjha na ehsas hai jis ka ab tak

koi aisi surat nikalo

ye sab afaten apna daman na pakden

koi aur rah-e-farar aisi DhunDo

ki ham zindagi ke jahannam ko jannat samajh len!

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