Aayi hai ab yaad kya raat ik beete saal ki,
Yehi havaa thi baagh mei yehi sadaa gharriyaal ki,

Mehak ajab si ho gayi parre parre sanduuq mei,
Rangat pheeki parr gayi resham ke ruumaal ki,

Gham ki barish ne bhi tere naqsh ko dhoya nahin,
Tuu ne mujhe ko khho diya maine tujhe khoya nahin,

Neend ka halka gulaabi sa khumaar aankhon main tha,
Yuun laga jaise woh shab ko dair tak soyaa nahin,

Aayina ab judaa nahin karta,
Qaid mei hoon rihaa nahin karta,

Mustaqil sabr mei hai koh-e-giraan,
Naqsh-e-ibrat sadaa nahin karta,

Rang-e-mehfil badaltaa rehta hai,
Rang koi wafaa nahin karta,

Ashk-e-ravaan ki nehr hai aur hum hain dosto,
Uss bewafa ka shehr hai aur hum hain dosto,

Yeh ajnabi si manzilein aur raftgaan ki yaad,
Tanhaayiyon kaa zehr hai aur hum hain dost,

Ik aaalam-e-hijraan hi ab hum ko pasand aaya,
Yeh khaana-e-viraaan hi ab hum ko pasand aaya,

Benaaam-o-nishaan rehna ghurbat ke ilaaqe main,
Yeh sheher bhi dilkash tha tab hum ko pasand aaya,

Khawb hote hain dekhne ke liye,
In main ja kar raha na karo..

Ranj e firaaq e yaar main ruswaa nahin hua,
Itna main chup hua ke tamasha nahin hua,

Aesa safar hai jis main koi hamsafar nahin,
Rasta hai is tarah ka ke dekha nahin hua,

Mushkil hua hai rehna humen iss dayaar main,
Barson yahan rahe hain yeh apnaa nahin hua,

Aayina ab juda nahin karta,
Qaid main hoon rihaa nahin karta,

Mustaqil sabr main hai koh-e-giraan,
Naqsh-e-ibrat sadaa nahin karta,

Rang-e-mehfil badalta rehta hai,
Rang koi wafaa nahin karta,

Laazim nahin ke us ko bhi mera khayal ho,
Mera jo haal hai wohi uss ka bhi haal ho,

Koi khabar khushi ki kahin se mile munir,
Iss roz-o-shab main aesa bhi ik din kamaal ho..

Meri saari zindagi ko be-samar us ne kiya,
Umar meri thi magar us ko bassar us ne kiya,

Main bohat kamzor tha us mulk main hijrat ke baad,
Pr mujhe us mulk main kamzor-tar us ne kiya,

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