Sheher sunsaan hai kidar jaayen,
Khaak ho kar kahin bikhar jayen,

Raat kitni guzar gayi lekin,
Itni himat nahin ke ghar jayen,

Yoon tere dheyaan se laraztaa hoon,
Jaise patey hawaa se ddar jayen,

Aaj to be-sabab udaas hai jee,
Ishq hota to koi baat bhi thee,

Jaltaa phirta hoon main do-pehron me,
Jaane kya cheez kho gayi merii,

Wahin phirta hoon main bhi khaak–bassar,
Iss bhare sheher main hai aik galii,

Dil me aur to kya rakha hai,
Tera dard chupaa rakha hai,

Itne dukhon ki taiz havaa me,
Dil ka deep jalaa rakha hai,

Dhoop se chehron ne duniya me,
Kyaa andhair machaa rakha hai,

Iss nagrii ke kuch logon ne,
Dukhh ka naam davaa rakha hai,

Din dhallaa raat phir aa gayi so raho so raho,
Manzilo cchhaa gayi khamoshi so raho so raho,

Saara din tapte suuraj ki garmi main jalte jalte,
Thandi thandi havaa phir chali so raho so raho,

Dil main ik lehar si uthi hai abhi,
Koi taaza havaa chali hai abhi,

Shor barpaa hai khaana-e-dil main,
Koi deevaar si girii hai abhi,

Bharii duniya main jee naihn lagta,
Jaane kis cheez ki kammi hai abhi,

Tere aane ka dhoka sa raha hai,
Diya sa raat bhar jaltaa raha hai,

Ajab hai raat se ankhon ka aalam,
Yeh dariyaa raat bhar charrhta raha hai,

Suna hai raat bhar barsaa hai baadal,
Magar woh sheher jo pyaasa raha hai,

Dil main aur to kya rakha hai,
Tera hi dard chupaa rakha hai,

Itne dukhon ki taiz havaa main,
Dil ka deep jalaa rakha hai,

Dhoop se chehron ne duniya main,
Kya andhair machaa rakha hai,

Iss nagri ke kuch logon ne,
Dukh ka naam davaa rakha hai,

Hoti hai tere naam se wehshat kabhi kabhi,
Barham huyi hai yuun bhi tabiyat kabhi kabhi,

Tere qareeb reh kar bhi dil mutmayin na tha,
Guzri hai mujh pe yeh bhi qayamat kabhi kabhi,

Deewangi-e-shoq ko yeh dhun hai ke in dinon,
Ghar bhi ho aur be-dar o deewar sa bhi ho..

Dil hijr k dard se bojhal hai, ab aan milo to behter hai,
Is baat se hum ko kya matlab, yeh kaise ho yeh kyun kar ho?

Ik bheek k donon kaasay hain, ek pyaas k donon pyaase hai,
Hum khaiti hain, tum baadal ho, hum nadiya hain tum saagar ho!

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