Monday, January 26, 2015

zakhm-e-kuhan (old wounds)

Meetha sa dard hota hai
Kured te hain jab inhe
Yeh zakhm hijr ke hain
Bhare’n bhi to kaise 

     Jaise jhulaste pathar’on par
     Shabnam ki boond’on ki tarah
     Jaise ujaad kisi haveli mein
     Koi parinda laut aaya jaise 

Jaise siyaah raat mein
Kisi sitaare ki tarah
Jaise andhere se ladta
Koi jugnu jagmagata jaise 

     Jaise ghulami ke daur mein
     Khilafat ki shamsheer banker
     Jaise pinjray ki haddon ke paar
     Aasmaan mein kisi parwaaz jaise 

Yeh zakhm hijr ke hain
Bhare’n bhi to kaise
kured dete hain khud hi inko
Jab tanha hote hain aise