Ye daulat bhi le lo, ye shoharat bhi le lobhale chin lo mujhase meri javanimagar mujhko lauta do bachpan ka savanwo kagaz ke kashti, wo barish ka panimuhalle ke sabase nishani puraniwo budhiya jise bache kahate the naniwo nani ke baton mein pariyon ka derawo chahare ke jhuriryon mein sadiyon ka pherabhulaye nahi bhool sakata hai koiwo choti si raten wo lambi kahanikadi dhup mein apne ghar se nikalanawo chidiya wo bul-bul wo titali pakadanawo gudiya ke shadi mein ladana jhagadanawo jhulon se girna wo gir ke sambhalanawo pital ke challon ke pyare se tohafewo tuti hui chudiyon ke nishanikabhi ret ke unche tilon pe janagharonde banana banake mitanawo masum chahat ke tasvir apniwo khwabon khilaunon ke jagir apnina duniya ka gham tha na rishton ke bandhanbadi khubasurat thi wo zindagani

Tohamaten chand apne zimme dhar chalejis liye aaye the so hum kar chalezindagi hai ya koi tufan haihum to is jine ke hathon mar chalekya hamen kam is gulon se ae sabaek dam aaye idhar udhar chaledosto dekha tamasha yan ka sabtum raho khush hum to apne ghar chaleaah bas jee mat jala tab janiyejab koi afsun tera us par chaleshama ke manind hum is bazm meinchashm-nam aaye the daman-tar chaledhundhate hain aap se usako pareshekh sahib chod ghar bahar chalehum jahan mein aaye the tanhavalesath apne ab use lekar chalejun sharar ae hasti-e-bebud yanbare hum bhi apni bari bhar chaleek main dil resh hun vaisa hi dostzakhm kitanon ka suna hai bhar chalehum na jane paye bahar aap sewo bhi aade aa gaya jidhar chalesaqiya yan lag raha hai chal chalaojab talak bas chal sake sagar chale“dard” kuch malum hai ye log sabkis taraf se aaye the kidhar chale

Ab ke tajdid-e-vafa ka nahi imkan jananyaad kya tujh ko dilayen tera paiman jananyun hi mausam ke ada dekh ke yaad aaya haikis qadar jald badal jate hain insan jananzindagi teri ata thi so tere naam ke haihum ne jaise bhi basar ke tera ehasan janandil ye kehta hai ki shayad ho fasurda tu bhidil ke kya bat karen dil to hai nadan jananavval-avval ke muhabbat ke nashe yaad to karbepiye bhi tera chehara tha gulistan jananaakhir aakhir to ye aalam hai ki ab hosh nahirag-e-mina sulag uthi ki rag-e-jan jananmuddaton se ye aalam na tavaqqo na umeeddil pukare hi chala jata hai janan jananhum bhi kya sada the hum ne bhi samajh rakha thagam-e-dauran se juda hai gam-e-janan jananab ke kuch aisi saji mahafil-e-yaran janansar-ba-zanu hai koi sar-ba-gireban jananhar koi apni hi aavaz se kanp uthta haihar koi apne hi saye se hirasan jananjis ko dekho wohi zanjir-ba-pa lagata haishahar ka shahar hua dakhil-e-zindan jananab tera zikr bhi shayad hi gazal mein aayeaur se aur hua dard ka unvan jananhum ki ruthi hui rut ko bhi mana lete thehum ne dekha hi na tha mausam-e-hijran jananhosh aaya to sabhi khwab the reza-rezajaise udate huye auraq-e-pareshan janan.

Mere khwabon ke jharokon ko sajane walitere khwabon mein kaheen mera guzar hai ki nahipuchakar apni nigahon se batade mujhkomeri raton ke muqaddar mein sahar hai ke nahichar din ke ye rafaqat jo rafaqat bhi nahiumr bhar ke liye aazar hui jati haizindagi yun to hamesha se pareshan-si thiab to har sans giranbar hui jati haimeri ujadi hui nindon ke shabistanon meintu kisi khwab ke paikar ke tarah aai haikabhi apni si kabhi gair nazar aati haikabhi ikhalas ke murat kabhi harajai haipyar par bas to nahi haimera lekin phir bhitu bata de ki tujhe pyar karun ya na karuntune khud apne tabassum se jagaya hai jinhenun tamannaon ka izahar karun ya na karuntu kisi aur ke daman ke kali hai lekinmeri raten teri khushbu se basi rahati haintu kaheen bhi ho tere phul se aariz ke qasamteri palaken meri aankhon pe jhuki rahati haintere hathon ke hararat tere sanson ke mahaktairati rahati hai ehasas ke pahanai meindhundhati rahati hain takhail ke banhen tujh kosard raton ke sulagati hui tanahai meintera altaf-o-karam ek haqiqat hai magarye haqiqat bhi haqiqat mein fasana hi na hoteri manus nigahon ka ye mohatat payamdil ke khoon karne ka ek aur bahana hi na hokon jane meri imroz ka farda kya haiqurbaten bad ke pasheman bhi ho jati haidil ke daman se lipatati hui rangin nazarendekhte dekhte anjan bhi ho jati haimeri daramanda javani ke tamannaon kemuzmahil khwab ke tabir bata de mujhkotere daman mein gulistan bhi hai, virane bhimera hasil meri taqdir bata de mujhko