Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi:

Baat Karni Mushkil Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi,
Jaisi Ab Hai Teri Mehfil Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi;

Le Geya Cheen Ke Kaun Aaj Tera Sabr-o-Qarar,
Be-Qarari Tujhe Ae Dil Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi;

Teri Aankhon Ne Khuda Jane Kya Kya Jadoo,
Ki Tabiyat Meri Mayal Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi;

Kya Sbab Tu Jo Bigarta Hai Zafar Se Har Bar,
Kho Teri Hoor Shmail Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi!
~ Bahadur Shah Zafar
Charde Suraj:

Charde Suraj Dhalde Vekhe,
Bhuje Deewe Balde Vekhe;

Heere Da Koi Mull Na Taare,
Khote Sikke Chalde Vekhe;

Jinha Da Na Jag Te Koi,
Oh Vi Puttar Palde Vekhe;

Ohdi Rehmat De Nal Bande,
Pani Utte Chalde Vekhe;

Loki Kehnde Daal Nahi Galdim,
Main Te Patthar Galde Vekhe!
~ Bulleh Shah
Itni Bechaini Se Tumko:

Itni Bechaini Se Tumko Kiski Talaash Hai,
Woh Kaun Hai Jo Teri Aankhon Ki Pyaas Hai;

Jabse Mila Hun Tumse Yehi Sochta Hun Main,
Kyon Mere Dil Ko Ho Raha Tera Ehsaas Hai;

Zindgi Ke Is Mod Pe Tum Aake Humse Yun Mile,
Jaise Ki Koi Manzil Mere Itne Paas Hai;

Ek Nazar Ki Aas Mein Taakta Hun Main Tujhe,
Ab Dekh Tere Khatir Ek Aashiq Udaas Hai!
Justju Jiski Thi Usko:

Justju Jiski Thi Usko Toh Na Paya Humne,
Iss Bahaane Magar Dekh Li Duniya Humne;

Tujhko Ruswa Na Kiya Khud Bhi Pashemaan Na Hue,
Ishq Ki Rasm Ko Iss Tarah Nibhaya Humne;

Kab Mili Thi Kahan Bichhadi Thi Humein Yaad Nahi,
Zindagi Tujh Ko Toh Bas Khwab Mein Dekha Humne;

Ai Ada Aur Sunaye Bhi Toh Kya Haal Apna,
Umra Ka Lamba Safar Tay Kiya Tanha Humne!
Chalne Bhi Do Ye Qissa:

Chalne Bhi Do Ye Qissa Abhi Kuch Din Aur,
Rehne Do Rasm-e-Wafa Abhi Kuch Din Aur;

Aankhon Mein Hain Uske Khwab Abhi Taza-Taza,
Na Dekhna Gair Ko Gawara Abhi Kuch Din Aur;

Dil Ki Barbadiyon Mein Bhi Hain Lazztein Ishq Ki,
Mujhe Na Hai Hona Achha Abhi Kuch Din Aur;

Main Jaanta Hun Tum Tagaful Hi Karoge Barha,
Phir Bhi Chahta Hun Kehna Abhi Kuch Din Aur;

Tumhein Gar Raas Hai Barbadi Dil Ki To Phir,
Chalne Do Ye Silsila Abhi Kuch Din Aur!
Kab Uska Visaal:

Kab Uska Visaal Chahiye Tha,
Bas Ek Khayaal Chahiye Tha;

Kab Dil Ko Jawaab Se Gharaz Thi,
Honthon Ko Sawaal Chahiye Tha;

Shauq Yeh Nafas Tha Aur Wafaa Ko,
Paas-e-Mah-o-Saal Chahiye Tha;

Ek Chehra-e-Sadaa Tha Jo Hum Ko,
Be-Misl-o-Misaal Chahiye Tha;

Ek Karb Mein Zaat-o-Zindagii Hain,
Mumkin Ko Mahaal Chahiye Tha!
~ Jon Elia
Badla Lena Meri Fitrat:

Main Lamhon Ko Waqt Ki Pukaar Deta Hoon,
Isi Lagan Mein Kayi Shaamein Guzaar Deta Hoon;

Main Yunhi Har Ek Se Be-Rabt Nahi Milta,
Har Ek Shakhs Ko Us Ka Mayyaar Deta Hoon;

Main Gham Ki Kashti Ko Dubona Nahi Chaahta,
Bojh Barrh Jaye To Kuch Utaar Deta Hoon;

Khushiyan Koi Maangey To Muft Deta Hoon,
Gham Maangey Koi To Udhaar Deta Hoon;

Badla Lena Meri Fitrat Mein Nahi 'Saaqi',
Khizaan Ke Badley Bahaar Deta Hoon!
Pani Aankh Mein Bhar Kar:

Pani Aankh Mein Bhar Kar Laya Ja Sakta Hai,
Ab Bhi Jalta Shehar Bachaya Ja Sakta Hai;

Ek Mohabbat Aur Woh Bhi Nakam Mohabbat,
Lekin Iss Se Kaam Chalaya Ja Sakta Hai;

Dil Par Paani Peene Aati Hain Umeedein,
Iss Chashme Mein Zeher Milaya Ja Sakta Hai;

Mujh Gumnaam Se Puchte Hain Farhaad-o-Majnoon,
Ishq Mein Kitna Naam Kamaya Ja Sakta Hai;

Yeh Mehtab Yeh Raat Kee Peshani Ka Ghav,
Aisa Zakham To Dil Par Khaya Ja Sakta Hai;

Phata Purana Khwaab Hai Mera Phir Bhi Tabish,
Iss Mein Apna Aap Chupaya Ja Sakta Hai!
Aadmi Aadmi Se:

Aadmi Aadmi Se Milta Hai,
Dil Magar Kam Kisi Se Milta Hai;

Rooh Ko Bhi Maza Mohabbat Ka,
Dil Ki Hum-Saegi Se Milta Hai;

Aaj Kya Baat Hai Ki Phulon Ka,
Bhool Jata Hun Main Sitam Uske;

Hosh Jab Be-Khudi Se Milta Hai,
Karobar-e-Jahan Sanwarte Hain;

Mil Ke Bhi Jo Kabhi Nahi Milta,
Rang Teri Hansi Se Milta Hai;

Teri Khush-Qamati Se Milta Hai,
Toot Kar Dil Usi Se Milta Hai;

Silsila Fitna-e-Qayamat Ka,
Woh Kuchh Is Sadgi Se Milta Hai!
~ Jigar Moradabadi
Baat Karni Mushkil:

Baat Karni Mushkil Kabhi Aisi Toh Na Thi,
Jaisi Ab Hai Teri Mehfil Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi;

Le Geya Cheen Ke Kaun Aaj Tera Sabr-o-Qarar,
Be-Qarari Tujhe Ai Dil Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi;

Teri Aankhon Mein Khudaa Jane Kya-Kya Jaadu,
Ki Tabiyat Meri Mayal Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi;

Kya Sbab Tu Jo Bigarta Hai 'Zafar' Se Har Baar,
Kho Teri Hoor Shamil Kabhi Aaisi Toh Na Thi!
~ Zafar Iqbal
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