Naqsh

Qissa hai bohot purana tumhe bataayen kaisay

Kacchay dhaagon pe bhatki yaadein piroyen kaisay

Na talkh nigaahein hain, na koi karway bol hain uske

Shayad khaffa hai wo mujhse ab usse manaayen kaisay

Agar roshan hai meri khaak-e-aarzu se kehkashaan

Dil kyun nahi bharta, iss dunya ko jalaayen kaisay

Bohot mushqilon se dobara zinda hua hai dil

Faraghat mein sochte hain isse phir rulaayen kaisay

Waqt e rukhsat bhool gaya mere paas kuch purani yaadein

Hum bhi hain bewaffa, aadab e firaaq nibhaayen kaisay

Palkon ke kinaaron mein ulajh sa gaya hai wo shakhs

Samajh nahi aata chashm-e-tar se usse giraayen kaisay

Jaffaon ke samundar mein qaed hain taqdeer ke jazeeray

Batao iss paishani mein garhay khamm mitaayen kaisay

Wo aksar khojta hai harf e waffa meri khaamoshion main

Bohot mushqil mein hain ke baat aagaye barhaayen kaisay

Uske dil-o-zehen mein hain naqsh-e-kadam kissi aur ke

Samajh nahi aata wahan apni jaggah banaayen kaisay

Na raheem hai tu, na hai tu beniyaaz, ae insaan bataa,

Tere sajde mein dobara sarr jhukaayen  kaisay…

Jazeeray: Islands
Paishani: Forehead
Khamm: obstacles
Naqsh-e-kadam: Footprints
Beniyaz: Unconditional
Kehkashan: Skies/galaxi
Faraghat: Free time
Firaaq: Separation
Chashm-e-tar: Tearful eyes
Jaffa: Oppression

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