Main Pa Saka Na Kabhi Iss Khalish Se Chhutkara..

Main pa saka na kabhi iss khalish se chhutkaara,
woh mujh se jeet bhi sakta tha jaane kyon haara.

Baras ke khul gaye aansoo nithar gayi hai fiza,
chamak raha hai sar-e-shaam dard ka tara.

Kisi ki aankh se tapka tha ek amaanat hai,
meri hatheli pe rakha hua ye angaara.

Jo par samete toh ek shaakh bhi nahin paayi,
khule the par toh mera aasmaan tha saara.

Woh saanp chhod de dasna ye main bhi kehta hun,
magar na chhodenge log uss ko gar na phunkaara. !!

Javed Akhtar

Ek Nadi Ki Baat Suni..

Ek nadi ki baat suni
Ek shayar se poochh rahi thi
Roz kinaare donon haath pakad ke mere
Sidhi raah chalaate hain
Roz hi toh main
Naav bhar kar, peeth pe le kar
Kitne log hain paar utaar ke aati hun..

Roz mere seene pe lehren
Nabaligh bachchon ke jaise
Kuchh kuchh likhti rehti hain..

Kya aisa ho sakta hai jab
Kuchh bhi na ho
Kuchh bhi nahin…
Aur main apni teh se peeth laga ke ek shab ruki rahun
Bas thehri rahun
Jaise kavita keh lene ke baad padi reh jaati hai
Main padi rahun …!

Gulzar

Aaj Zara Fursat Paayi Thi Aaj Usey Phir Yaad Kiya..

Aaj zara fursat paayi thi aaj usey phir yaad kiya,
band gali ke aakhiri ghar ko khol ke phir aabaad kiya.

Khol ke khidki chaand hansa phir chaand ne donon hathon se,
rang udaaye phool khilaaye chidyon ko aazaad kiya.

Bade bade ghum khade hue the rasta roke raahon mein,
chhoti chhoti khushiyon se hi hum ne dil ko shaad kiya.

Baat bahut mamooli si thi ulajh gayi takraaron mein,
ek zara si zid ne aakhir donon ko barbaad kiya.

Danaaon ki baat na maani kaam aayi nadaani hi,
suna hawa ko padha nadi ko mausam ko ustaad kiya. !!

Nida Fazli

Chaahaten Mausami Parinde Hain Rut Badalte Hi Laut Jaate Hain..

Chaahaten mausami parinde hain rut badalte hi laut jaate hain,
ghonsle ban ke toot jaate hain daagh shaakhon pe chahchahaate hain.

Aane waale bayaaz mein apni jaane waalon ke naam likhte hain,
sab hi auron ke khaali kamron ko apni apni tarah sajaate hain.

Maut ek waahima hai nazron ka saath chhutTa kahan hai apno ka,
jo zameen par nazar nahin aate chaand taaron mein jagmagaate hain.

Ye musawwir ajeeb hote hain aap apne habeeb hote hain,
dusron ki shabaahaten le kar apni tasweer hi banaate hain.

Yun hi chalta hai karobaar-e-jahaan hai zaroori har ek cheez yahan,
jin darakhton mein phal nahin aate woh jalaane ke kaam aate hain. !!

Nida Fazli

Where The Mind Is Without Fear..

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.

–  Rabindranath Tagore

Poochha Kisi Ne Haal Kisi Ka Toh Ro Diye..

Poochha kisi ne haal kisi ka toh ro diye,
paani mein aqs chaand ka dekha toh ro diye.

Naghma kisi ne saaz pe chheda toh ro diye,
ghuncha kisi ne shaakh se toda toh ro diye.

Udta hua ghubaar sar-e-raah dekh kar,
anjaam hum ne ishq ka socha toh ro diye.

Baadal fiza mein aap ki tasweer ban gaye,
saaya koi khyaal se guzra toh ro diye.

Rang-e-shafaq se aag shagufon mein lag gayi,
saghar’ humare haath se chhalka toh ro diye. !!

Saghar Siddiqui

Woh Bulaayen Toh Kya Tamaasha Ho..

Woh bulaayen toh kya tamaasha ho,
hum na jaayen toh kya tamaasha ho.

Ye kinaaron se khelne waale,
doob jaayen toh kya tamaasha ho.

Banda-parwar jo hum pe guzri hai,
hum btaayen toh kya tamaasha ho.

Aaj hum bhi teri wafaaon par,
muskuraayen toh kya tamaasha ho.

Teri soorat jo ittefaaq se hum,
bhool jaayen toh kya tamaasha ho.

Waqt ki chand saa.aten ‘saghar
laut aayen toh kya tamaasha ho. !!

Saghar Siddiqui