Umr Jitni Bhi kaTi Uske Bharose Pe kaTi

umr jitnī bhī kaTī us ke bharose pe kaTī

aur ab sochtā huuñ us kā bharosa kyā thā

tum ne achchhā kiyā dāman ko bachā kar guzre

ham to bas raah kī miTTī the hamārā kyā thā

is liye aa ke tire shahr meñ ābād hue

ham ko is dasht-navardī se bhī lenā kyā thā

ye agar sach hai ki ham us se bichhaḌ kar ḳhush the

raat din us kī taraf dekhte rahnā kyā thā

shauq-e-nazāra ne āñkheñ hī nahīñ khulne diiñ

ye kisī ko nahīñ ma.alūm ki dekhā kyā thā

paañv mere bhī nahīñ uThte the ghar kī jānib

tum bhī jaate hue lauT aa.e the aisā kyā thā

jaal meñ us ke giraftār to honā thā hameñ

us ke jaadū se nikalne kā tarīqa kyā thā

sub.h pahchān na paayā koī sūrat terī

dil-e-hañgāma-talab raat tamāshā kyā thā

sub.h sūraj bhī use dekhne aayā ‘shahzād’

raat chamkā thā jabīñ par jo sitāra kyā thā

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