Us Maqtal-E-Hasti Se Guzar Jaenge Hum Bhi

us maqtal-e-hastī se guzar jā.eñge ham bhī

duniyā yahī duniyā hai to mar jā.eñge ham bhī

ham se bhī ulajhte haiñ ba-har-gām ye saa.e

shāyad ye samajhte haiñ ki Dar jā.eñge ham bhī

jaise bhī haiñ insān haiñ ai bād-e-muḳhālif

tinke to nahīñ haiñ ki bikhar jā.eñge ham bhī

ye tundī-o-tezī hai to lahroñ ke sahāre

kashtī na sahī paar utar jā.eñge ham bhī

taufīq-e-ġham-e-ishq bhī sab ko nahīñ miltī

ḳhush haiñ ki ye ik kaam to kar jā.eñge ham bhī

vo ḳhūn-e-tamannā sahī har naqsh-e-vafā meñ

ik rang-e-dil-āvez to bhar jā.eñge ham bhī

ye ishq kī fitrat meñ vadī.at hai azal se

ik naqsh-e-hasīñ ban ke ubhar jā.eñge ham bhī

sar-garm-e-safar vo bhī hai aur ham bhī musalsal

Thahrā jo zamāna to Thahar jā.eñge ham bhī

har taaza taġhayyur se ye kah do ki bil-āḳhir

har marhala-e-nau se guzar jā.eñge ham bhī

ye jazb-e-mohabbat hai to phir sher hai kyā shai

nashtar kī tarah dil meñ utar jā.eñge ham bhī

dekhā hai kuchh is tarah tirā husn-e-jahāñ-tāb

sochā hai ki tā-hadd-e-nazar jā.eñge ham bhī

ik aur bhī duniyā hai jo is se bhī hasīñ hai

kho jā.eñge jalvoñ meñ agar jā.eñge ham bhī

guzre the kabhī sarmad-o-mansūr jidhar se

us raah se be-ḳhauf-o-ḳhatar jā.eñge ham bhī

sauġhāt-e-mohabbat haiñ ye kuchh zaḳhm kuchh aañsū

le kar yahī kuchh la.al-o-gohar jā.eñge ham bhī

har-chand ki hai duur bhī dushvār bhī manzil

āsār ye kahte haiñ magar jā.eñge ham bhī

ye zauq-e-safar shauq-e-safar hai to yaqīnan

‘rāhī’ na sahī zād-e-safar jā.eñge ham bhī

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