Kuch sahi, kuch ghalat.

Kya sahi tha kya ghalat wo jatana ab kya  
Yahan tak laa kar nazar se girana ab kya 

Raha rooba’ru andaaz e ibadat mein bhi wo
Roz-e-hashr apne anjaam se ghabrana ab kya 

Kuch to soz e intezar ka barham rakh lete 
Mudat baad bazm mein aye ho youn jana ab kya 

Jab nahi teri sargoshian mere sarhanay to
Batlao root’hi neendon ko manana ab kya 

Qubool hai ye talkh andaz e sukhan bhi ab to
Roohtna hi bhool gaye phir tera manana ab kya 

Na mauj e leher, na hun tere asmaan ki koi uraan 
Bataa ye na’muqammal saffar nibhana ab kya 

Teri awaaz mein koi saaz e qurbat bhi to nahi 
Lehaza adhoori si ghazal gungunana ab kya 

Meri taqdir ke registano se hai raghbat usse  
Ek dariya ankhon se phir bahana ab kya 

Azad -e-ehd-e-waffa ho tum to ghabrana kaisa 
Iss yaqeen o intezar ka jalna jalaana ab kya

Na waada-e-manzil na naseeb-e-raah-e-safar
Bhatakti rekhaon kay saffar ko mitana ab kya 

Be’khayali mein bohot door nikal aye shayad 
Dair hogayi, raftagar ko sadaa dena ab kya 

Waqt e rukhsat ye chiragh madham kar dena 
Be’maqsad inn roshnion ko satana ab kya 

Uske kissi tootay khuab ki chubhan ho tum 
Zara sa ruk jao Zaib uski aziyat barhana ab kya 

Notes 
Rooba’ru / in the direct presence
Roz-e-hashr / The day of reckoning
Andaz e sukhan / conversational style
Ehd-e-wafa / Promises of faithful 
Na’muqammal / incomplete
Waqfiyat / famililiarity 
Registan / desert
Raftagar / someone departed
Raah-e-safar / way of journey
Be’khayali / lost in thought 
Sadaa / Calling out to 
Aziyat / pain or troubles

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